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Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scams

November 30, 2018

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County Sheriff Mark McAndrew is warning residents to be wary of telephone scams this holiday season.

Having received several complaints from residents who have been targeted recently by scammers representing themselves as law enforcement officials, agents of banks or employees of Social Security offices, McAndrew said such entities don’t do business over the phone and encouraged residents to immediately end such calls if they receive them.

“Just hang up the phone,” he said. “They’re scams.”

Anyone who believes they have been the target of phone scams can call the sheriff’s office at 570-963-6719.

— JEFF HORVATH

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