Franklin County Scam Alert

Franklin County Scam Alert

The Franklin County Sheriff says there has been an increase in scams over the past month.
The Franklin County Sheriff says there has been a sharp increase in scams over the past month.

The Sheriff's Office says a person will receive a call telling them that they have child pornography on their computer and they need to pay a fine. There is a similar crime where someone will receive a call telling them they owe money on a debt, and if they don't pay they will be arrested.

In both cases the victim is told to send the money via a money transfer service such as Paypal, Western Union, or by using a Wal-Mart money card.

The Sheriff says that if any of the cases were true then it would involve a legal process and in person contact with police before a fee would be due.

The Sheriff's Office says that if you asked to pay a fine by email or phone to contact police.
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