Crime Briefs for Jan. 25
Woman reports being victim of a scam
A North Augusta woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office that she was the victim of a scam, according to a sheriff’s report.
The victim told officers she purchased two prepaid cards from Walmart to send to an unknown man who called and told her she’d won a sweepstakes that required $1,000 in order for her to receive the car she had allegedly won, according to the report.
The woman told officers she gave the card numbers to the unknown suspect in order to receive the car but she was unable to make contact with him after she gave him the numbers, according to the report.
Woman complains of harassment
A Williston woman told officers she was the victim of harassment by an unknown man who saw her profile on Facebook, according to a sheriff’s report.
The victim received a text message from an unknown suspect, who said they had “observed her picture on Facebook and wanted to start a relationship,” according to the report. The suspect didn’t provide a name or how they got the victim’s number, and the victim said her number is not listed on Facebook.