Phone Scam Comes to Clemson

Clemson police say citizens should be aware of a telephone scam which has been reported. According to a release from the Clemson Police Department, the scammer is calling citizens and identifying himself as Sergeant Stephens Edwards or an officer of the Clemson Police Department. He then informs you that you failed to show up for a grand jury and that a warrant has been issued for your arrest. He then tells you that you can take care of the warrant by going to Walgreens or Rite Aid and obtaining a green dot debit card for $1,993.50. This is a phone scam which has been reported in Spartanburg and GreenvilleCounties. The phone scammer may call from a blocked number of a number with the first 8 digits of 864-237-03 and varying ending digits. Anyone who receives this call should immediately contact the Clemson Police department at 864-624-2000.