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SCAM ALERT IN THE AREA

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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve received two reports recently regarding a new phone scam.  The person calls and tells the victim he is with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and they’ve missed reporting for jury duty.  Now, he says, there is a warrant for the person’s arrest.

The scam artist tells the victims they have a fine to pay and they need to purchase a Green Dot money pack to take care of the fine.  One victim purchased a $750 money pack and gave the caller the money pack number. The money is now gone.

Authorities say the caller has been going by the names Lt. Trent Davis and Captain Kemp.  The calls have been made from two different numbers…..(706) 299-6392 and (706) 299-4559.  If you should get such a call, hang up and report it to the Columbia  County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 541-2800.