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Houston County Sheriff’s Office Warns Folks about Another Scam

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 26 2021 3:21 PM

HOUSTON COUNTY: The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents to be aware of a reported scam involving the impersonation of a police officer.

On Friday, March 26, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning residents to be vigilant against any phone calls from anyone claiming to be a law enforcement officer and demanding money in lieu of an arrest. They want you to know that fines for a crime may only be imposed by the court system and we will not call you to let you know that you have a warrant for your arrest.

On Friday, March 26, it was reported that several resident’s received a call from a number that was manipulated to appear to be from another law enforcement agency. The caller assumed the identity of an actual investigator in the sheriff’s office and claimed the resident had an arrest warrant in their name and demanded money in the form of gift cards, and vouchers.

“If you receive a phone call such as this, please call your local police department or sheriff’s office and verify the source of the call.”  “Do not make any payments to any person acting as a government agent without confirming their identity and legal reason for the solicitation of any type of payment.”

These cases are some of the hardest to solve due to the use of technological encryption by scammers.

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