Cherokee residents warned of phone scam
by TCT Staff
August 14, 2013 10:30 AM | 2900 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an apparent phone scam.

Two different Cherokee County residents reported Wednesday that they received a phone call from a man claiming he was a Cherokee County deputy who was collecting payment by phone for outstanding traffic citations from 2011, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The suspect advised the victims that a judge had authorized payment by phone to assist with the backlog of citations and were even allowing them to pay a discounted price if paid immediately.

Residents should be aware that if they receive a similar call they should not provide the caller with any information nor should they consider making a payment, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office.

“Legitimate payments for citations are made at the Cherokee County Justice Center, not by phone,” Baker said. “If you receive a phone call from a person claiming to be a deputy collecting money for any reason, please call 911 and report the incident.”

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August 15, 2013
Thank for the info. I have read about this scam at and the earliest complaint actually dated May, 2011. It's been around for a while already and I think people must be aware of this scam by now.
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