06/20/2024
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A Staff Report

Bladen County, NC – The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has issued a timely alert to caution residents about a surge in scam phone calls that have recently plagued citizens across the county. Numerous concerned individuals have received calls from individuals claiming to represent the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. These callers have falsely requested payments under the pretext of “missed appointments” or “registration issues.”

The spike in such scam calls has raised alarm bells within the community. Residents are urged to exercise vigilance and take necessary precautions to safeguard themselves from falling victim to these fraudulent schemes.
It is imperative to emphasize that the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office operates with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. As such, they would never solicit money via unsolicited phone calls. Any call requesting payments for such reasons is unequivocally a scam and should be treated as such.

In light of these developments, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is actively urging individuals who receive any suspicious or questionable calls to take prompt action. If you find yourself on the receiving end of such a call, the recommended course of action is to reach out directly to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. The contact number for reporting and verifying the legitimacy of such calls is 910-862-6960.

The safety and security of the residents of Bladen County remain of paramount concern to the Sheriff’s Office. Stay informed, stay cautious, and stay protected against scams that seek to exploit the trust of the community.

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