Scam targeting the community

Published 5:09 pm Thursday, December 31, 2020

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FORSYTH COUNTY — A scam is targeting our community with North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permits (NCCHP).

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Permits Unit has been notified by a local resident of receiving two text messages advising “your concealed carry papers are ready” and a link for “concealed carry permit in 10 minutes.” This message 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. The sheriff’s office does not text to notify people of any information. All transactions are done in person except allowing one the ability to email a change of address on a concealed handgun permit.  

If anyone receive these text messages, do not click on the link and do not provide any personal or identifying information. Instead, report the message to .

For more information on firearms purchase permits and concealed handgun permits, go to .