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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Beware of Fake Sheriff Scamming You

 From Northampton County: The Northampton County Sheriff’s Department has received reports about an individual contacting residents and claiming to be Lieutenant Rich Johnson. Said individual then states there is a warrant out for the resident’s arrest and that they need to pay via a bank check or a money order otherwise they will be immediately arrested.

This is a scam intended to defraud our residents. The Sheriff’s Department does not call residents and solicit money in lieu of arrest.

Please report any suspicious solicitations to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office at 800-441-2555 or email them at scams@attorneygeneral.gov.

Blogger's Note: Northampton County's Sheriff is Richard Johnston, so this scammer has done some homework. 

1 comment:

michael molovinsky said...

Although not an outright "scam", there is another deceptive call coming people's way. There is a phone bank where the caller identifies himself with the Policeman's Association, and asks for contributions. Joe Collins, with an official husky voice, calls the gullible all day long. These callers do not represent any local police department, but rather a private company.