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Pitt County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

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GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A scam that has affected other parts of the country is now hitting Pitt County, with callers pretending to be Pitt County Sheriff's Office deputies trying to extort money from victims over bogus warrant claims.

PCSO spokesman Lt. Kip Gaskins tells NewsChannel 12 several individuals throughout Pitt County have reported getting calls from individuals claiming to represent PCSO. The caller then says they have an outstanding warrant and face arrest unless they immediately provide a credit card to pay a fine.

Gaskins says PCSO would never ask for a credit card number when contacting a resident.

Anyone who gets these types of calls is asked to take down the phone number of the person calling and relay it to PCSO by calling (252) 902-2800.

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