If getting a call from a bill collector isn’t bad enough, having one threaten to serve a warrant in pursuit of the money is even worse.
Talk about a modern-day horror story.
Even though some residents might be short of money, there is a bright side to the story.
The collection calls are apparently not coming from law enforcement.
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office assured residents last week that they are not in the business of calling homes and demanding money for past-due bills.
“The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office never uses telemarketing to levy fines or advertise to individuals with warrants to make immediate restitution over the telephone,” according to a recent press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Georgetown County Sheriff Lane Cribb said anyone who receives such a call should report it to law enforcement.
“Please, again, be cautious of anyone calling and asking you for money,” investigators said.
For more information, or to report a fake bill collector, call the Sheriff’s Office at 546-5102.