New Scam in Calhoun County

There is a new scam circulating in our region and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office wants you to be prepared in case you’re targeted. The scam involves the victim being called by a person with a blocked number pretending to be a well-known neighbor in serious need of emergency cash. The cash is needed on the night of the call and the victim is instructed to put the money in the caller’s mailbox because the scam artist fakes having a cold and says they can’t pick up the money in person. The suspect asks for hundreds of dollars which will disappear from the mailbox overnight without anyone knowing who took the money. The Sheriff’s Office suggests that the community tell neighbors and family about this scam. Officials say several people have already been affected by this crime and that they do have suspects.

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