Sheriff's Alerting People about Fake Deputy Phone Scam

Published 07/03 2014 12:07PM

Updated 07/03 2014 12:22PM

Beware of the fake Sheriff's Deputy!
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff is warning about a new phone scam.
Deputies say a woman was scammed out of more than $400,000 by a person claiming to be a Sheriff's Deputy.
The caller said the victim had an active arrest warrant and convinced her to buy a pre-paid "Money-Pak" card.
The caller then asked the victim for the number, and gave the victim a court date.
Sheriff Dave Wedding says the sheriffs office does not solicit of payment of fines or fees for the court.
Wedding says if you're in doubt about calls. Disregard what you see on caller ID. But, get the caller's name (or business,) hang up, then call the business back at a number you know to be correct.

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