Sheriff warns of scam circulating the county

Scammers disguised as the Moore County Sheriff’s Office are targeting Moore County residents to get personal information or money.

“Citizens are told they have pending charges for missing jury duty and that there was a warrant out for their arrest,” said Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields in a Tuesday news advisory. “To avoid arrest warrants, they are instructed to pay a fine and give personal information to the caller. THIS IS A SCAM!”

Fields said law enforcement agencies would never demand money from a citizen to avoid arrest.

If you have any questions, please contact the sheriff’s office at 910-947-2931.

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