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Sheriff’s office warns of “get out of jail” scam

The Alamance County sheriff’s office is alerting the public to a new scam, this one involving the Alamance County jail.

An individual claiming to work for the Detention Center is contacting family members of inmates, telling them that he/she can get the inmate out of the jail and on an ankle monitor for $500. The caller tells the family member to use Apple Pay or some other form of electronic payment to send the funds.

The sheriff’s office warns this is an out-and-out SCAM!

The Alamance County sheriff’s office will not call inmate family members and request money for the release of an inmate.

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The sheriff’s office is asking anyone who may receive such a call to try and get the caller’s number from your caller ID, hang up, and call the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at: 336-570-6300 or 911 and ask to speak to a deputy.

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