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Residents warned of telephone scams

Jul 15, 2011 9:48:00 AM - thestate.com
Orangeburg County residents are being warned about a couple telephone scams making the rounds there.

One resident was called and told she had been awarded a grant, but had to wire $180 to an account India in order to claim it, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said.

Another person was asked for her bank account information in order to receive a free medical card to supplement her Medicare, Ravenell said.

Callers seeking bank account information or personal information such as a Social Security number or birth date, or requiring payment to secure a prize are most likely scammers, the sheriff said.

The simplest solution? Hang up immediately.

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