Paper’s number involved in scam

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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.

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