Published: May 20, 2019


THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO WARN CITIZENS OF A POSSIBLE PAYPAL SCAM.  DEPUTIES WERE ALERTED TODAY BY A VICTIM WHO ADVISED HE HAD CONTACTED PAYPAL BY HIS APP BUT THE PHONE CALL GOT DISCONNECTED.  HE WAS THEN CALLED BACK BY SOMEONE WHO HE ASSUMED WAS PAYPAL, DURING WHICH TIME THEY TOLD HIM TO PURCHASE GIFT CARDS TO TRANSFER MONEY WHICH HE DID.  THE MONEY WAS TRANSFERRED FROM THE CARDS BUT NOT TRANSFERRED TO THE INTENDED PERSON.  TOTAL LOSS FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS.