SCAM ALERT: Calls Asking for Money
McDowell County sheriffs deputies are urging local residents to be aware of a scam circulating in the area involving sending cash to a relative in trouble.
The male caller tells citizens a family member has been arrested and either needs money to get out of jail or for damage repair.
Capt. Shanon Smith advised McDowell folks never to send money in these instances but to call the relative and confirm whether or not they need help.