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Sheriff's department warns of scam calls

Staff Report

The Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department issued a notice of a phone scam falsely claiming to be connected with the sheriff's office.

"The caller is identifying himself as Lt. Hayes with our department and telling persons that they missed jury duty and asking for funds," Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said. "Please be aware of these calls and that the Tallapoosa County does not participate in any solicitation by telephone. Refrain from giving the caller any personal information."

Abbett also encouraged anyone that receives any call of this nature to contact his office or local law enforcement.

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