BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a possible phone scam from callers impersonating U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents.
The Sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post they received a tip from a citizen whose 89-year-old mother received a call from someone claiming to be a customs official.
“‘Residents are reporting the calls are a pre-recorded message stating, ‘a box of drugs and money being shipped has your (callers) name on it and it has been intercepted.’ The caller is then instructed to press #1 to speak with a CBP Officer/Agent, which then attempts to get the callers banking information.’ U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” the Facebook post said.
The Sheriff’s office says more information can be found at www.cbp.gov.
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