Sled Warns of Scams

January 21, 2013

The South Carolina Law Enforcement division is warning South Carolinians of a current scam.  Authorities warn to be wary of a caller saying you’ve won a prize, an inheritance, or mail with an authentic looking check.  SLED Chief Mark Keel says recently, an elderly woman received a call from a person claiming to be a medicare representative.  The caller tried to get personal information but the woman did not divulge any information.  Keel warns you should never give out personal information such as Social Security number, drivers license number or any financial information. Reputable organizations and agencies are included on the SC Department of Consumer Affairs website at www.consumer.sc.gov and the FBI website at www.fbi.gov.  You can also find tips on avoiding scams at those websites.

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