The Austin County Sheriff’s Office is asking that its citizens be aware of phone calls requesting money. Government and Law Enforcement agencies will not call asking for money. Be cautious of people requesting personal information and money to be sent using pre-paid money cards. These are scams! Your personal information can be obtained from the internet by scammers who may contact you by phone. Hang up on suspicious phone calls.
Register your phone number with the National Do Not Call Registry by calling 1-888-382-1222. After registering, if you continue to receive calls, there is a good chance these calls are scams. Remember to protect your personal information.