A new technique by scammers led to the local man losing $7,000 over the phone.

Watch the full story tonight on WFMY News 2 at 11.

Michael Marrs has lived in Mocksville for about as long as he can remember.

Like most people, he trusts someone when they tell him something. So, when he got a phone call one day, he heard something alarming on the other end.

The caller claimed they were with the Social Security Administration. He said Marrs’ social security number was tied to a drug ring in Texas, there was a warrant for his arrest and he needed to pay up.

“Then they were telling me that I had to have that money for a federal bond to keep from…

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