It has come to the attention of Hampton County Sheriff’s Office that there is a scammer on Facebook trying to take Facebook user’s personal information under false pretenses. According to the release from HCSO Public Information Officer, Shellie Murdaugh, the scammer asks users to provide personal information, including information about banking accounts and social security numbers through a Facebook message. HCSO wants to make sure citizens are aware of messages like that and encourage making a report if someone is seeking your personal information online or by phone. Remember never to divulge personal information on social media sites or over the phone.
If anyone within Hampton County has been approached for personal information on Facebook, please report it to the sheriff’s office. The number is (803)914-2200