Sheriff warns of potential phone scam in Montgomery Co.

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The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office issued a warning to the public regarding a scam that has again surfaced locally.

The scam involves a caller claiming to be a representative from a local or surrounding law enforcement entity. The caller suggests the potential victim owes money to the entity, and the individual needs to purchase a "green dot" card from a local retailer to resolve the fraudulent legal matter. If the potential victim purchases the "green dot" card for the prearranged amount, the victim then provides the fraudulent caller with the card number and personal identification number from the card allowing the perpetrator to remove the balance from the card, defrauding the victim.

A resident recently reported that the caller requested the complainant to transfer money from their banking account to another banking account to resolve the fraudulent legal matter.

Read more from The Courier of Montgomery County, a Houston Community Newspaper partner
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