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12/23/2014

Phone Carrier Scam

A phone scam has been reported to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  Hackers are calling individuals cell phones and using the persons own phone number to show as the number calling.  An automated message plays when the person answers. It states that they are the phone carrier and advises the phone owner that their telephone number has been flagged for security purposes. The system then asks the phone owner to enter the last four numbers of the social security number associated with the account. AT&T has been contacted and they advised this is not from their company and ask you not to enter any information. If you have received one of these calls, contact your phone carrier.