MO sheriff's office warns of scam targeting AT&T customers

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Updated: Aug. 18, 2018 at 1:32 PM CDT
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FREDERICKTOWN, MO (KFVS) - The Madison County, Missouri Sheriff's Office is warning AT&T customers of a phone scam making rounds around the county.

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According to the sheriff's office, Someone is calling residents and an automated recording plays saying that the persons AT&T account is compromised.

The automated recording will then prompt the caller to press 1 to be further advised of the process. The sheriff's office advises not to press one and immediately hang up to avoid being scammed.

AT&T will not call individuals personally for this type of alleged issue.

The call does sound legitimate at first because of the AT&T recorded message but the sheriff's office said this has definitely been labeled as a scam.

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