Phone scam targeting Aiken County residents

Phone scam going around Aiken County

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - Scammers who have targeted Aiken County residents before are at it again, according to law enforcement.

Callers have demanded money over the phone, claiming the person they're talking to missed jury duty or has a warrant out for their arrest.

Law enforcement officers in Aiken County said residents should only pay fines to the clerk of court or by mail, not over the phone.

They recommend anyone weary of a caller demand contact information from them and ask for additional phone numbers.

They also recommend anyone who has been scammed step forward with information.

You can call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at 803-648-6811, the Aiken Department of Public Safety at 803-642-7620, the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at 803-279-2121 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (1-888-274-6372).

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