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Harnett warns of EMS billing scam

Posted August 8, 2008

— The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is looking into an apparent scam that has victimized at least two people.

Investigators said two women reported a man coming to their homes wearing a uniform resembling that of the emergency medical services.

According to reports, the man demands payment for an overdue ambulance bill. One of the victims paid the suspect more than $1,000. Neither victim was injured.

Sheriff Larry Rollins warned that the county EMS does not collect service bills in person and cautioned anyone who received a suspicious visit to report it to authorities.


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  • grammaladybug Aug 8, 2008

    Before you criticize people in Harnett County, make sure you use good grammar.

  • choirgirl Aug 8, 2008

    LOL!!! Uh , OK George, here's all my money!

  • Fx432 Aug 8, 2008

    keepitreal, you asked "How can people fall for this type of thing?"

    You must remember where this is at....

  • keepitreal Aug 8, 2008

    I think I would rememeber if I was in an ambulance or not. Maybe they were in an ambulance and didn't pay the bill, but realistically what's the chance of finding that needle in the haystack. How can people fall for this type of thing?