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LCSO Warns Citizens About Recent Text Alert Scams

By: Lowndes County Sheriff Office Release
By: Lowndes County Sheriff Office Release

Lowndes County, Georgia - January 12, 2012 -

In recent days, numerous Lowndes County citizens have received text messages purporting to be various banking institutions. These e-mails instruct the recipient to contact the alleged bank and update their account which has been cancelled according to the message. These text messages are fraud and appear to be a scheme to obtain customers banking information. The messages have been changed to indicate various banks throughout the South Georgia area.
Person’s who receive these messages, or any message of this type, should never relay any of their personal or banking information over the telephone to a person who they do not personally know. Customers should contact their respective bank regarding any changes to their account.

The Sheriff’ Office is actively investigating these messages and attempting to identify the source and person or person who may be involved. Citizens who have questions can contact the Sheriff’s Office at {229} 671-2950 for additional assistance.


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