Sheriff warns about call spoofing scams

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields is warning citizens about an ongoing scam that has been reported to the sheriff’s office.  Multiple county offices have been receiving reports of call spoofing. 

Spoofing occurs when:

Caller ID spoofing is the process of changing the Caller ID to any number other than the actual calling number;

Caller ID spoofing happens when a caller knowingly falsifies the information transmitted to disguise the number they are calling from;

The number that displays on your Caller ID may look as though it is coming from a government agency, business, or even someone in your contacts list to trick you into answering the call.

Citizens should be reminded to not give out any personal information.  Identity thieves often pose as representatives of banks, credit card companies, creditors, or government agencies to get account numbers, social security numbers, mothers maiden names, passwords, and other identifying information. 
 
As a final reminder, please remember that government agencies like the IRS will never demand you to pay with a credit card over the phone. 
 
Please contact the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 910-947-2931 with any questions or concerns.

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