Callers Scamming Coweta Citizens

by Wes Mayer

Coweta County Sheriff’s Office officials are warning about callers scamming for credit and debit card information, especially with calls to the area’s older residents.

Over the past few days, elderly citizens in the Coweta area have reported a caller identifying himself as Lt. Jonathan Banks from the sheriff’s office, who has told them they missed jury duty and need to pay a fee.

The sheriff’s office would never elicit personal or financial information from citizens over the phone, and there is no employee of the sheriff’s office by the name of Jonathan Banks, said sheriff’s office Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough. The reported number the scammers are using is 770-530-9746, he said.



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