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Sheriff’s office warns of new scam

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Law enforcement is warning Bastrop County citizens about a gift card scam with a new twist. According to an announcement on the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Facebook post, a person in the Elgin area reported a scam to BCSO on January 7. Often, scammers will call their potential victims, pretending to be from a law enforcement agency, and say there is a warrant out for the victim’s arrest. In order to avoid arrest, the victim is told to go to a local store and purchase prepaid debit cards or gift cards, then give the scam-mer the numbers on the ...

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