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Brazos County Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Text Scam

Brazos County text scam
Posted at 11:48 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 12:48:27-04

The Sheriff’s Office has been made aware by a concerned citizen that there is a new threat to online security being perpetrated by another group of ne’er-do-wells, who are sending text messages with a link to a phony site.

Although the offer of $1200 is tempting, it is a fake site that is designed to obtain information from anyone who clicks the link.

These con artists are using a cloned phone number which does not lead back to the perpetrators of this scam, thus making the pursuit of a criminal case against them a difficult process.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages you not to fall prey to this scam and notify the Sheriff’s Office if you receive such a text.