Washington County Warns Residents of Scammer Posing as Sheriff Deputy

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam.

The sheriff’s office has received reports of a man posing as a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office who has been calling local residents, requesting them to call the IRS because they owe money.

The scammer warns of a warrant arrest if the money is not paid, Washington County Commander Cheri Dexter said. The fake deputy has is using a phone spoofing number that comes up as a Sheriff’s Office Records phone number, but ask you to call back to an out of state phone number.

“The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments and the courts will never call residents and demand that they pay outstanding fines or tickets by phone, especially with pre-paid credit cards,” Dexter said.

If anyone has been a victim of this scam and has not already reported it they should call their local police agency.

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