No MPs would call residents and ask for money, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Don’t give anyone money or personal information you don’t know. MPs say the citizens were contacted by a person posing as Lt. Andy Manis at the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office. The caller told citizens that they would have to pay a fine or they would go to jail. The MPs add that the caller contacted them on a local phone number.

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