FRANKLIN COUNTY — Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says the sheriff’s office continues to receive daily reports of various telephone and computer/internet scams and identity thefts.

Jones reminds you to never give personal or banking information to anyone unless you are sure you know who you are talking with. View any and all received phone calls and internet contacts with suspicion. If there is any doubt, hang up, disengage and attempt to verify before providing or verifying any personal information.

The sheriff says these fraudulent criminals continue to become more sophisticated but can usually be prevented from success by refusing to provide them with any information.