Phone scam reported in Aiken

New phone scam targeting Aiken

AIKEN, SC (WFXG) - A phone scam has been reported to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

According to an incident report, a man claiming to be Mark Austin with the Grant Wallace Law Group has told at least one caller their mother missed a court order.

Austin then told them he had a warrant for her arrest and would need money immediately, otherwise she would be sent to jail.

Officers at ADPS are warning others who might get a similar call to demand information from the person on the phone, do research or just hang up.

“I recommend following up on it before you send any money anywhere,” Lt. Karl Odenthal said. “Verify the facts of what they're doing. If they're saying you have warrants out for your arrest, verify you have warrants on you. If they're saying you have a family member in jail, verify in fact that you do have a family member in jail that does need money.”

According to an incident report, the Grant Wallace Law Group is not listed anywhere online. For more information, head to

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