Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Office warns residents of phone scams

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PITTSYLVANIA CO. (WSLS10) - The Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Office is warning residents of telephone scams circulating the area. Deputies say it's consistent with a sweepstakes scam. The Sheriff's Office says the scammers are targeting both home phones and cell phones.

To avoid scams like these, the Sheriff's Office advises that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. They say to never give personal information over the phone or by email and never send money or wire money to someone you don't know. If you receive these calls or have questions about the scam, call your local Sheriff's Office.