Sheriff Warns Of Scams

Sheriff’s Departments in Missouri are reporting scams taking place in their counties.  Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says the scam could or has already happened here and residents need to be aware of the scams.

Cox says this particular scam relies on public information.  The scammer collects public information on a local sheriff’s office or police department, including the address, phone number and names of officers.  They then call you from a spoofed phone number to appear to be with that specific law enforcement agency and uses the name of one of the employees of that agency.

They will claim you have a warrant, unpaid taxes, or some other variation of wrong doing and portrays the urgent need to send money immediately in order to avoid arrest and court appearance.


Cox says often the scammers are operating outside the US and know they will not be arrested.

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