Bladen County sergeant warns of scam after getting scammed himself

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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a scam after one of their own investigators fell for it.

First Sgt. Richard Allen says a scammer claiming to be from State Employees Credit Union Fraud Department called, saying there were fraudulent charges to his account.

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The scammer verified his information including security questions and even sent a text message from State Employees Credit Union for a verification code.

She put him on hold and used the information to take $500 from his account.

Allen says if something similar happens to you to hang up and go to your local branch to confirm the fraudulent charges.