Deputies say there’s a “head scammer” in the New York area who makes the phone calls and sets up cash pick-up. The scheme has reportedly reached as far as Nebraska.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Two New York men are now facing charges for their alleged involvement in a potential nationwide phone scam after being arrested in Hall County last week

In a statement, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said a 23-year-old man from Springfield Gardens, New York, and a 28-year-old man from Queens Village, New York, were arrested after officers set up a sting operation at a victim’s house.

The men are allegedly involved in a phone scam in which the scammer calls a victim saying one of their family members, usually a grandchild, is in legal trouble and they need to send cash to help with…

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