Amherst County Sheriff's Office warns about phone scam

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AMHERST COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The Amherst County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a scam where callers make their number appear as an Amherst County Administration number.

The sheriff's office has received complaints of potential scammers masking their phone numbers and soliciting personal and credit card information.

So far, the scammers have used the County IT Department's number of 434-946-9336.

If you receive a call from the County of Amherst, and suspect potential scamming activity, hang up and dial the county number back to confirm. The scammers can make it look like an Amherst County number, but cannot receive calls to that number.