Greenwood Sheriff: Beware of Scam

The Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports about a phone scam received by citizens in the Greenwood area.
This person identifying themselves as a family member in need of assistance, stating that they were involved in some type of auto crash and that their noise was broken so they may sound funny or different. This person would actually give a true name of a family member to the citizen making the call appear to be legitimate. The phone would then be handed over to a person claiming to be the attorney, who has identified themselves on several calls as “Stacy Gomez”. This person would then direct the unknowing family member to send money, usually via a Green Dot Card and then call a number back with the card information to transfer the money to the lawyer for representation.
It is believed that the family information is obtained through social media websites.
So far to date several thousand dollars have been scammed from citizens in our area, the Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who may receive this type of phone call not to give any information, if you should receive this call gather the information as to what agency and the family member then contact us here at the Sheriff’s Office and we can investigate to determine if the phone call is legitimate.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Captain Dale Kittles at 864.943.8057 or 864.942.8600.

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