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Deputies warn of phone scam in Henderson Co.

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Deputies with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office are alerting the public to a recent scam that has hit the county.

Deputies say several citizens have reported the phone scam, which involves a call from a person claiming to be a special agent with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office who has civil papers to serve on them.

The scammer then goes on to say that the person will go to jail if they do not provide the requested money or information. The scammers phone number appears with a local 828 area code, the alert said.

Deputies warn the public that civil process deputies will never ask for money or personal information.

“If Civil Process Deputies from the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office contact the public by phone, they will always identify themselves and will never ask for money or personal information. Anyone receiving a telephone call from a person purporting to be a law enforcement official seeking money should hang up and not release any personal information to the caller.

Civil Process Deputies will sometimes call the public regarding subpoenas, child support and other civil papers. However, Civil Process Deputies will always identify themselves and will never ask for money or personal information.”

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