Sheriff warns of scam circulating the county

Moore County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a current scam circulating around the county.

The sheriff’s office announced on social media Wednesday they’ve received reports that citizens are receiving scam phone calls.

The scammers are saying they are with Publishers Clearing House demanding money.

“Moore County citizens are reminded to never give personal information, including date of birth, credit card numbers, or account information to anyone you do not know or are not expecting a call from,” said the sheriff’s office. “Do not wire money or send pay cards to anyone you do not know. No legitimate agency or business will have you make payments this way.”

Sheriff Ronnie Fields warned the public back in April of a Publishers Clearing House mail scam that was making its rounds in Moore County.

A letter, with a check, was being delivered to residents claiming they won a Super Cash Giveaway. The letter told victims before cashing the check to cover insurance and attorney fees to call a number for more details on the prize.

The sheriff’s office is reminding citizens to call local law enforcement for assistance in determining if a telephone call, delivered mail, or email is legitimate.

You can report a scam through the Federal Trade Commission’s website at


Feature photo courtesy of Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association.

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