YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Officials say scammers are calling York County residents and threatening them about breaking a court gag order.
According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, officials have recently taken calls from citizens saying they were called by a deputy who told them they were in trouble for talking about a case where there is a court gag order.
The scammers reportedly used names of real Sheriff employees Sgt. Lee Stoneburner and Lt. Alex Wallace.
The victims were told to go to Walmart and get prepaid money cards and to stay on the line until they could give them the numbers from the cards.
The scammers spoofed the Sheriff’s Office main line on caller ID 893-628-3059. Officials emphasized that this is a scam.
Luckily, officials say the victims didn’t fall for the scheme and hung up.
If you receive a call like this, do not hesitate to hang up and call the Sheriff’s Office to verify.