Local police warning public of phone scam

The Wise County Sheriff's Office and other agencies throughout Southwest Virginia have seen an increase in scam phone calls recently. The numbers showing up on caller id will appear to be a local area number. This is a form of a scam that uses a computer generated phone number. Some numbers are showing up as well known established businesses, IRS or a Law Enforcement Agency. If you get a phone call and are not expecting it please allow it to go to the voicemail. Please do not provide any identifying information over the phone which could include dates of birth, social security numbers, bank credit or debit account information or any other unique information pertaining to yourself. If you have any questions please contact us or the law enforcement agency in your jurisdiction.

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