February 24, 2016

BEWARE! SCAM Phone Calls AGAIN Demand Money to Prevent Arrest

Telephone scammers are using the guise of a sheriff’s deputy to extort people into sending money to avoid arrest. Recently, over 50 residents reported receiving a scam telephone call requesting money or credit card information. The caller, falsely claiming to be from the sheriff's office, says a warrant has been issued and will be served unless money is paid. The caller has also left voice mail messages with a call-back number that is answered by a realistic law enforcement sounding recorded announcement.

Residents are warned to never provide unsolicited callers with credit card or bank information. Deputy Sheriffs will never call and threaten arrest or demand payment.

For more information see MC Sheriff's website.