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MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -
The Morgan County Sheriff is warning residents about a phone scam being attempted in the area.
A person reported receiving a fraudulent call from an "Esther Williams of the Morgan County Fraud Department," offering to settle a $2,200 claim for $550 split over several payments.
The caller used the person's name, knew the person's Social Security number and the name of the person's bank. During the call, the person was transferred to two other people, identifying themselves as a "Phillip Love" and a "Ms. Smith." They demanded immediate payment by credit card and threatened legal action against the potential victim.
Sheriff Ana Franklin reminds residents there is no such office as the "Morgan County Fraud Department." No representative of her office will ever contact a person by phone demanding immediate payments by credit card.
The phone number associated with the call, 1-866-534-9600, has been associated with similar scams across the country, according to a Google search.
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