Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office warns community about coronavirus-related scams

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office warns community about coronavirus-related scams
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office wants everyone to wary of scammers taking advantage of people’s anxiety over the coronavirus.

Authorities said one couple was called by a scammer recently, claiming their granddaughter had been arrested and asking them to send money immediately to keep her from being put in jail and exposed to the coronavirus.

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They said other scams involve coronavirus safety kits, COVID-19 testing kits and other healthcare services. It’s important to know that coronavirus testing kits are not available to the public.

Deputies said that anyone using fear of the coronavirus as a sales tool should be viewed as irregular.

If you have questions about any coronavirus solicitation, call Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 843-546-5102.

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