By | December 31, 2020

A malicious scam has been targeting local citizens with North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permits (NCCHP). Those targeted by this scam have received text messages alerting them that their permit needs to be changed or renewed. This message also offers a link to provide the recipient’s personal information. This link is not safe and has not been created by a credible nor local law enforcement agency.

If you receive one of these text messages, do not click on the link and do not provide any personal or identifying information about yourself or anyone else. Instead, report the message to this web address:


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    For more information on NC CHP, click the link below to visit the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office webpage for Firearms Purchase Permits and Concealed Handgun Permits.