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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office warns of possible phone scam

Possible Phone Scam
Possible Phone Scam(KEYC, File)
Published: Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:47 PM EDT
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a possible phone scam from callers impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents.

The Sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post they received a tip from a citizen whose 89-year-old mother received a call from someone claiming to be a customs official.

“‘Residents are reporting the calls are a pre-recorded message stating, ‘a box of drugs and money being shipped has your (callers) name on it and it has been intercepted.’ The caller is then instructed to press #1 to speak with a CBP Officer/Agent, which then attempts to get the callers banking information.’ U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” the Facebook post said.

The Sheriff’s office says more information can be found at www.cbp.gov.

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