Sheriff Todd Hall wants to inform the citizens of recent scams that are making a negative impact in our county.
Several citizens have reported receiving phone calls from people asking for bond money or money to treat a loved one who has been hurt. The calls come from an unknown number and the caller says they have information about a loved one or a close friend. The caller says that a loved one has been in an accident or is in jail. The victims would be told that treatment or release from jail would not occur until payment was received by the caller. The victim is then instructed to go to various dollar stores and purchase money cards that can then be transferred by phone to the criminal. Once payment has been received the caller is never heard from again.
Hospitals or Law Enforcement will never ask you to purchase a money card. They will always allow you the opportunity to get more information and verify facts.
If you receive a call from someone stating there is an emergency and money is required, please take down the contact information and then reach out to your local Law enforcement to verify.
Criminals who prey on people during what is thought to be an emergency should be prosecuted. Law Enforcement must have good information to pursue the criminals who take advantage of our citizens.
If you have additional questions or require additional information please call us.
Sheriff Todd Hall
Pickens County Sheriff's Office
188 Cemetery Street
Carrollton Alabama 35447