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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Scam Caller Alert

Help us HELP YOU avoid being the victim of today's latest scam.

  • Remember that law enforcement will NEVER ask for money over the phone. Ever. HANG UP THE PHONE. 
  • Our deputies won't be offended…..because they aren't actually calling you, just HANG UP THE PHONE.
  • Only answer the phone if you recognize who's calling. Let it go to voicemail. 
  • If you do pick up the phone and the person is asking for money, HANG UP THE PHONE.
  • Follow your gut and be suspicious of paying anything over the phone. 
  • Your day was going just fine before this phone call. Keep your money, and spend it on yourself. HANG UP THE PHONE.
  • You CANNOT take care of a warrant over the phone. EVER. 
  • It's a scam. You cannot buy your way out of any government penalty or fee by using gift cards, prepaid debit cards, or cryptocurrencies. HANG UP THE PHONE


  • There is no rush, regardless of what the caller says. 
  • Listen to your intuition, or the experience may become expensive.
  • Talk to family, friends, church, or neighbors about the suspicious phone call asking for money. Someone from that group will likely remind you that you are being scammed.


  • Remember not to call the person back at the number they provided. The phone number they give you may be "spoofed" and will ring back to the suspects' phone line. 
  • Yes! Our actual phone numbers are being "spoofed." Call an official phone number, such as a JeffCOM dispatch, to check if you are being scammed.
  • Remember, there is NO RUSH.
  • If you're unsure, find a deputy in a patrol vehicle, go to any one of the three Sheriff's Office precincts, or even the courthouse or jail to verify your "warrant." – Odds are you won't be sleeping in one of our beds.

EDUCATE yourself and your loved ones with these YouTube video tips.

Easy Ways to Stop Spam Calls - AARP

3 Ways to Know It's a Scam Call - U.S. Social Security Administration

 Jury Duty Scam - YouTube

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