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Hernando sheriff's officials warn of scam aimed at jail inmate families

BROOKSVILLE -- Hernando County sheriff's officials are warning families of jail inmates of a scam in which the caller promises to get their loved one transferred into a treatment program in exchange for money. One victim has told the Hernando County Sheriff's Office a caller claiming to be a jail official made such an offer. She bought a credit card as directed, called a phone number and gave the credit card number to who she believed was the jail official. When she checked on her family member, the inmate was still in the Hernando County Detention Center and she was out of the money. This case is still under investigation.

Hernando sheriff's officials warn of scam aimed at jail inmate families 04/18/11 [Last modified: Monday, April 18, 2011 2:15pm]
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