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March 22, 2014

Senior citizens warned of telephone scam

TIFTON — A telephone scam is causing local senior citizens to worry, says a spokesperson at the Tifton Superior Court office.

She told The Tifton Gazette that several senior citizens have called the courthouse upset about it. She said a man who goes by the name of Eddie or Robert Taylor claims that he’s a sergeant with the Nashville Police Department.

The caller would then tell senior citizens that they missed court and due to them not showing up for civil duty, they would have to pay a fine. He would further say if they didn’t pay, they would have to go to jail.

The spokesperson said the scammer called her aunt. When she called the individual back at 229-237-3797, she told him what office she worked for and he hung up.

The Gazette tried calling the number, which now has been changed, disconnected or is no longer in service.

The spokesperson said senior citizens seem to be the ones being targeted.

“They need to be on the alert,” she warned.

She said she has already contacted the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Nashville Police Department and sheriff’s office, to report the incident.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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