LCSD says "they're not with us"
Lexington, SC - We've recently received several calls about a group of salesmen walking door-to-door selling products. While this type of sales isn't illegal, falsely representing intentions and reputations is just wrong. It has come to the attention of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department that these salespeople are informing residents that the companies are endorsed by their agency. This is NOT true!
The LCSD will never endorse products or services from private companies. They do not and will never recommend specific surveillance cameras or security systems to the citizens of Lexington County.
Additionally, the agency as a whole does not conduct official business over the phone. They will never serve warrants or ask you to pay a traffic ticket over the phone. These types of phone calls are scams. If you suspect you are receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Sheriff's Department, please hang up and call the front desk at the Sheriff's Department, asking to speak directly to the deputy or detective by name.
Never give out sensitive information over the phone or in an email to someone you cannot trust or verify. Sensitive information includes, but is not limited to, Social Security numbers, bank account information, and even addresses. Please remember that official government entities do not handle financial situations with gift cards. This is another clue the caller or sender is trying to extort you.
Scam artists target vulnerable citizens on a daily basis looking for their next victim. Trust your instincts and don't give in to their attempts. If you have a question about or suspect fraud, please call the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at 803-785-8230.