Carroll County Sheriff warns of persistent phone scammer posing as credit bureau employee

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OSSIPEE — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about a recent scam where an individual, claiming to be from a credit bureau, is attempting to extract credit card information from residents.

According to officials, the scammer has been calling local residents, insisting he is an employee of Experian, one of the three major credit monitoring companies.

The individual reportedly called one victim as many as eight times, becoming increasingly rude when his requests for information were denied.

The Sheriff’s Office is advising the community to guard their personal information and to not share any sensitive details over the phone, via email, text messages, or through other digital media.

They recommend that if residents receive a call that seems legitimate, they should independently find a contact number for the supposed agency and initiate contact themselves to confirm the legitimacy of the request.

Residents are cautioned against asking suspicious callers for a callback number, as this could lead to further scam attempts.

Instead, any such calls should be reported to law enforcement immediately to help prevent others from falling victim to similar scams.

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