Authorities issue warning about new scam

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 05/14 2014 12:24PM

Updated 05/14 2014 12:26PM

The Bowie Co. Sheriff's Office wants to make you aware of a phone scam that is targeting local businesses.

An unknown person has been calling to solicit donations in the name of the BCSO and using the name Jim Nelson as an endorsement.

While Nelson is an active Reserve Deputy for the BCSO, he has not authorized anyone to use his name.

The caller is leaving phone numbers of (903) 686.0242 or (903) 686.2042 to be contacted at.   These are Longview, Texas phone numbers but neither of them are working numbers.

The Bowie Co. Sheriff's Office never calls anyone to solicit donations and anyone who has a question about validity of someone using the BCSO name should call us at (903) 798.3149 or 911.

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