Broome Sheriff Warns Public of Phone Scam

TOWN OF DICKINSON, N.Y. –

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of arrest warrant scams in our area.

Victims are contacted by someone claiming to they work for the IRS, FBI or another law enforcement agency. 

Victims are told that there is a warrant for their arrest. Victims are then and directed to send money to get rid sat of the warrant. Victims are told directed to send the money through prepaid cards, gift cards, Bitcoin or electronic transfer.

The scam is unique in that the suspects use a fake caller ID Some scams ‘spoof’ their telephone number utilizing a telephone number currently in use by the that displays the phone number for the Broome County Sheriff’s Office.

 If you are contacted about an outstanding warrant, verify the warrant with your local police agency.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office  never requests money regarding a warrant. If you receive one of these suspicious calls, simply hang up and do not provide the caller with any personal information.

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