PSA from Sheriff McBrayer
I thought it was necessary to take a few minutes of your time to make you aware of various scams that we are seeing every day in our county.
Telephone fraud is sweeping the South metro area again with increased intensity and new variations and Henry County residents are being victimized.
It starts when residents receive telephone calls from dishonest persons identifying themselves as Law Enforcement Officers, Court officials, computer software companies or even say they are from the Internal Revenue Service.
Be cautious, this is an attempt to victimize you into paying hundreds or in some cases thousands of dollars – this is a fraud, just hang up! If these were legitimate government agencies, they would not be calling you.
This scam can be run by using a variety of fake scenarios to make you believe you owe money to the law enforcement agency, courts or numerous other organizations.
In some instances someone will tell you that they represent a computer software company and that your computer has been hacked and they can fix it for you. They are going to want you to put money on a pre-paid card or a credit card. This is a fraud; just hang up. Don’t let someone convince you to give up your hard earned money. Don’t be a victim. Please tell your neighbors and family to be aware of these scams and what to look for.
Also, I have begun preparing for our next election cycle in 2016. To help keep our supporters informed we now have both an election website and Facebook page up and running. The website address is www.KeithMcBrayer.com and like us on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/Sheriff Keith McBrayer. Through these two sites I will keep you up to date on any issues that may affect your security and well-being as well sharing our campaign progress and activities.
Our goal is to help keep you informed so you can protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Sheriff Keith McBrayer