HCSO: Phone scam


“In the last 24 hours, we have received multiple phone calls about a phone scam where the caller is ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ญ. The caller identifies himself using the name of an HCSO command staff officer (except he’s using the wrong rank), tells the potential victim they’ve missed jury duty and then demands payment to avoid prosecution. He either wants payment via Venmo or wants a cash delivery.

As we’ve mentioned dozens of times, ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ! The Hall County Sheriff’s Office never asks for money, especially over the phone. We’ll never ask you to turn over cash to someone who comes to your door. If you get a call like this, ๐ก๐š๐ง๐  ๐ฎ๐ฉ! Unfortunately, this scam is just one of many we’re seeing in the community right now.”