Scams are on the upswing, Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson said Monday.

Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson says that his department has recently received a much higher than normal rate of complaints from county residents who report having received suspicious phone calls from people wanting financial information.

Watson said that some of the calls come from people representing false insurance companies, others from fictitious firms offering driveway paving services, and still others with other claims or offers.

“But what it always leads up to is wanting someone’s bank account number,” Watson said. “I urge people to not give out any information whatsoever. This is really something to remain aware of.”


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