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Morgan County Sheriff's Office warning of phone scams

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says scammers are calling people claiming they have won a Publishers Clearing House prize and asking for bank information.

MORGAN COUNTY, Alabama — The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says several phone scams are going around.

They say scammers are calling people claiming they have won a Publishers Clearing House prize and asking for bank information. If you get a call like this, hang up. It's a scam!

The Publishers Clearing House website warns they will never ask for money to send out a prize.

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Morgan County Sheriff's Office PIO, Mike Swafford, said, "Get off the phone if you're unsure, if you're called out of the blue, if you're not exactly positive why they called you, how they called you. Those are the simple red flags. They seem almost too easy."

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says scammers are also impersonating law enforcement officials right now in hopes to get your personal information. The sheriff's office will never ask for money or to resolve a warrant over the phone.

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Swafford says these types of scams ramp up during the holiday season and that they target the elderly.

Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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