The Crisp County Sheriff's Office received phone calls Tuesday afternoon from concerned residents who received text messages to their cell phones that told them their credit card had been labeled as fraudulent.
It then displayed a cell phone number for them to call back.
Sgt. Ben Bray says that if people call the number, the scammers will then attempt to get more information in an effort to steal identities.
"Do not respond to the text or call the number," Bray said. "Any time you give your number to someone or a business, you stand the chance of it getting out even if they say it won't."
Sgt. Bray says to constantly check your bank accounts and make sure they have the right totals. He says to also be sure to run a free yearly credit report.
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