Scammers claim to be with Franklin County Sheriff's Office, officials say


FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a phone scam.

Someone is calling people in the county, spoofing one of the Sheriff's Office's administration phone numbers, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The scammer then claims the Sheriff's Office is giving away a free security system and attempts to collect personal information from the recipient of the call.

The Sheriff's Office advises those who receive this call to hang up immediately.

If you are contacted by anyone and feel it is a scam, please call us at 540-483-3000.

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