One day after the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reported that a local resident was nearly scammed out of over $9,000– the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is noting a similar scam being perpetrated there.
Sheriff Jim Allard reports that people are receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be a deputy with the sheriff’s office.
They indicate that the victim has missed a court date and need to wire transfer funds to them.
Sheriff Allard says that at no time would deputies or court request money like this over the phone.
They also note that scammers ask for gift cards as form of payment. Again, Sheriff Allard says this is never the case.
He asks that anyone who experiences this kind of scam report it, and the phone number to authorities.
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