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Chamber's name is being used in scam

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By Staff Reports

HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Chamber of Commerce officials warn that their organization’s name is being used in a phone scam.
Do not turn over any personal information to anyone that calls in an effort to place advertising on recyclable bags through the chamber, Executive Director Sherry Shaffner warns.
That is not something that the chamber is doing.
Shaffner has so far received two calls and an e-mail informing her of the scam.
The e-mail said that a member received a call from some on who identified herself as “Tori. “
As part of the hoax, “Tori” went on to say that the chamber was getting “green bags to hand out to new people in the area,” the e-mail said. “They were asking for us to purchase an ad on the bag.”
Only chamber officials would contact members about special promotions, Shaffner said.
Shaffner has notified chamber members about the scam by e-mail.
She isn't sure if any non-members are being targeted.