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Sheriff's Office Reminds the Community to be Aware of Phone Scams


Last updated 7/31/2019 at 10:50am

The Sheriff’s Office has received a report of another phone scam. The caller is advising victims that owe fees and/or fines and need to remedy this by purchasing gift cards in the amount of the fines.  In some instances, these “fines” have been in excess of $500,000.  If the victim puts up any kind of argument or asks any questions, the caller will put the victim on hold, and then a male voice will come back on the line claiming to be Sheriff Bill Elder.

 The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community NOT to give money or personal information over the phone. Our Office N...

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