Weakley Co. Sheriff’s Department still receiving scam reports

 Weakley Co. Sheriff’s Department still receiving scam reports

The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department continues to receive calls regarding phone scams.

Captain Randall McGowan says a scam could cost you thousands of dollars.

Captain McGowan urges residents to warn older or elderly family members about these scams, especially if the scammer is asking for money up-front for a prize or if they’re asking for money cards or iTunes cards.

McGowan reminds citizens that the IRS and Social Security Administration does not call, and that there’s not a “debtors prison” so if someone calls and says you’ll go to jail if you don’t send money, that it’s a scam.

If you receive a call and believe it’s a scam, Captain McGowan says to call the Sheriff’s Department before you send any money.