COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam, after one of their employees was targeted.
According to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, the employee received an authentic looking check by priority mail with a letter advising them to deposit the check into their account.
Then, the letter tells them to ‘evaluate’ two local Walmart stores by purchasing two prepaid credit cards from both locations, and sending the card numbers to a specific phone number or email.
The sheriff’s office said it’s a scam. If you deposit the check in your account it would bounce and you would be out of $2470.15.
The sheriff’s office asks that you discuss this scam with your elderly family members.