YORK COUNTY, S.C. — The York Coutny Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a scam involving the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry.
According to authorities, the scam involves an impostor claiming to be a deputy with the York County Sheriff’s Office calling to tell victims that they have an outstanding warrant for failing to register on the sex offender registry.
The scammer asks the victim for a Google Play Card or some other pre-paid card to settle the matter.
Impostors may use high pressure tactics and forceful language to make the scam more believable, according to the sheriff’s office.
Officials say if you receive a call like this, you should just hang up and call the York County Sheriff’s Office at 803-628-3059 to report the incident. They advise people not to give any personal information or pre-paid money cards as personal information can be used to steal your identity and pre-paid money cards are immediately redeemable once the scammer has the card number.
The South Carolina Sex Offender Registry can be found HERE.