Local sheriff's office warns public about a new phone scam

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MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. (WDTV)-- The Monongalia County Sheriff's Office is advising the public to be on the lookout for a telephone scam.

According to the sheriff's office, they have received two calls about scammers are identifying themselves as UPS drivers trying to deliver a package.

The scammer asks if the home owner is going to be home so they could deliver the package, then asks for the address, according to the sheriff's office.

According to the sheriff's office, the scammer gets angry accusing the home owner of not knowing their own address.

The sheriff office suggests that you should hang up if you receive this call, then call your local UPS store to check if they have any deliveries being made to you.

The sheriff's office reminds people to remember not to give out any information you do not know.