HCSO Warns Of Phone Scam

The Henry County Sheriff’s office is warning of a phone scam where the caller claims to be with the parent company of Appalachian Power and says the power will be shut off if payment isn’t made over the phone right away. One victim was told to go get a prepaid debit card and call back with the card numbers. Authorities say never to give out financial information over the phone and hang up if you get one of these calls.