Monday, 02 December 2019 13:04

Richmond County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is alerting county residents to another phone scam.


According to the sheriff’s office, several people have called to report receiving calls from a telephone number —  910-375-5563 — that shows up on caller ID as coming from Beulaville in Duplin County.

The caller on the other end is reportedly claiming to be soliciting donations for a charity raising money for firefighters and law enforcement.

“To date, this is not a validated charity and more likely a telemarketing scam,” reads a press release from the sheriff’s office. “We ask that no one give the caller any of their information and do not commit to wiring them any money.”

Anyone who receives a similar call is encouraged to report it to the N.C. Attorney General’s office by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (1-877-566-7226) or visiting www.ncdoj.gov.