Alabama sheriff’s office says TikTok video of cancer-stricken sergeant asking for donations is a scam


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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A sheriff’s department in southeast Alabama is warning people about a scam involving a video on social media requesting donations for a sergeant with cancer.

On Sunday, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a TikTok video stating that a sergeant with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office has cancer and requesting donations be sent to a CashApp account. The HCSO say this is a scam.

Please contact the Houston County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division if you have sent any money to a CashApp in reference to the TikTok video.

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