Residents Encouraged to Watch Out for Scam Calls

LENOIR, NC (September 23, 2019) — The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office has received an increase in reports from residents who are receiving scam calls. Some calls appear to come from phone numbers assigned to Caldwell County government offices. With others, callers claim to be with the IRS, Social Security Administration, or Publishers Clearing House.

Remember, never send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request — whether it comes as a text, a phone call, or an email. The IRS and the Social Security Administration will not ask for Social Security numbers and neither organization will ask for any kind of payment over the phone.

Residents are also encouraged to make a report of scammer claiming to be with the IRS online with the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at or by calling 800-366-4484.