Paper’s number involved in scam
An elderly subscriber contacted the Carroll County News office on Monday and said a female called from the newspaper’s main office number and tried to sell her a time share.
CCN publisher Bob Moore said the call was apparently a scam, and he urged subscribers who receive such calls to hang up.
The CCN’s office telephone number is 870-423-6636.
The subscriber said the newspapers’ main office number appeared on her caller ID. When CCN contacted Cox Communications, their representative indicated that it is possible for a scammer to use VOIP (Voice over internet protocol) to display a false number and make it appear to be a local call.
“We are still in the business of selling advertising and subscriptions but we do not offer time share units anywhere,” Moore said.