Phone scams (copy)

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is warning residents of scam calls using the same number as the department's dispatch number. 

On Friday, North Augusta Department of Public Safety announced that the department's dispatch number has been cloned and citizens should beware of suspicious calls from the number. 

The dispatch number is 803-279-2121.

"If you receive a call from this number and are asked for personal information, there is a possibility it is not Public Safety," the department posted on its Facebook page. 

If a resident suspects a call is a scam, police urge call recipients to hang up and call Public Safety back.

Police also ask those who receive the scam calls to get the person's name and information to confirm it is Public Safety calling.

Matthew Enfinger is the crime and courts reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @matt_enfinger