Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Is Warning Residents Of A Phone Scam

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is advising everyone of a new phone scam in the area.

Sheriff Mike Fridley is advising of a phone scam that is targeting Fayette County. Victims report that the scammer is identifying himself as a Fayette County Sheriff’s Department employee.

The scammer, claiming to be Lieutenant Lance Watson, is attempting to obtain money through several different means. One of the phone numbers he calls from is 304-504-2991.

Sheriff Fridley advises to not send anyone money or provide personal information to anyone claiming to be a police officer over the phone.

The phone number being used, even though it shows a 304 area code, is most likely a relay number from another state or country.

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