Phone scammers using Cherokeean Herald number

by Staff reports

RUSK – An out-of-state caller from Missouri contacted the Cherokeean Herald offices Friday at lunchtime re-garding a scam phone call initiating from the newspaper’s telephone number.

The caller allegedly sought the man’s personal information, telling him that a $3,000 check would be sent to him, then cussed him out when he refused to cooperate.

The Cherokeean does not issue such calls; we advise residents to not share personal or other sensitive infor-mation over the phone with unknown individuals.