Horry County officials warn of hoax

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Sheriff's Office announced a warning to beware of a man falsely claiming to be an official.

Officials posted the following message on its Facebook page Wednesday afternoon:

A man, representing himself as Lieutenant James Hall with the Horry County Sheriff's Office will call and ask you to pay $1,500.00 for a Warrant for your arrest because you failed to show for Court. His return number is 843-226-1447. The Sheriff's Office will NOT ask for money, if we have a Warrant for your arrest. Please, DO NOT pay him any money and then report this incident to your nearest Police Agency. If you have any concerns or doubts, don't hesitate to call the Sheriff's Office at 843-915-5450.

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