Police are warning residents not to fall for a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a Fort Mill Police officer trying to collect a fine.
Between Tuesday and Wednesday, an unidentified man called 13 victims claiming to be an officer with Fort Mill Police, according to Maj. Bryan Zachary.
"The caller informed the victims that either their vehicle was recorded on a traffic camera, speeding or disregarding a stop sign, in the area of the Dollar General store; that they had not complied with a summons to jury duty, or that a relative had been arrested and was awaiting release on bond," Zachary said in a news release.
The caller said victims should purchase a pre-paid credit card with a specified dollar amount and give him the authorization numbers, so that the funds could be used to pay their fine, according to the release.
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Two of the victims complied with his request, but the others contacted police before taking any action.