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GCSO
August 12, 2019 - 6:43 am
The Greenville County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Saturday regarding a phone scam. A recent notification was made regarding a SCAM that has been circulating our community. The SCAM consist of callers requesting payment over the phone to avoid penalties for "missing jury duty...
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July 25, 2019 - 9:07 am
Press Release from the Oconee County Sherriff's Office: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office Warns the Public About Duke Energy Scam The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that we have received a multitude of calls throughout the last week pertaining to a phone scam from an automated...
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City of Greenville
April 10, 2019 - 11:05 am
Greenville Police say someone is making phone calls to area residents claiming they have a parking citation from Greenville Parking Services . They say you need to be aware of this because Greenville Parking Services does not call you for parking tickets. If you get a call, you’ll probably notice...
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Evan Smith
April 03, 2019 - 2:25 pm
Hundreds of ads running on Facebook for over a year promised U.S. homeowners that governors in their state, including Governor McMaster here in South Carolina, had just signed off on big tax breaks for installing solar energy panels on their roofs. But the tax incentives were simply made up. The...
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Patrick Gentry
December 06, 2018 - 3:29 pm
A South Carolina woman has lost $160,000 in a Twitter scam involving someone posing as a country music star. The victim's sister told Rock Hill police on Tuesday that she thought she had been sending cashier's checks and gift cards to Dierks Bentley for around two years. Capt. Mark Bollinger tells...
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Seth Stokes
May 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an advisory today regarding a scam call going around with the caller impersonating a police officer. “This advisory is an addendum to our normal monthly scam updates that we issue to our citizens and the public in general,” says Oconee County Sheriff’s...
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Seth Stokes
April 26, 2018 - 9:26 am
The Internal Revenue Service today warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills.
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Seth Stokes
August 29, 2017 - 8:13 pm
Calvert Drummond, a 34-year-old Greenville man, pleaded guilty in federal court to scamming his clients for more than $700,000. He admitted to telling his clients that if they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, he would get them bank guarantees worth millions in return for various projects that...
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