SCAM ALERT: Sheriff’s Office caller “Chief Deputy Fowler” is not a real person
Published 12:17 am Saturday, September 5, 2020
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about a new scam where a man calls people telling people that they have a warrant for not showing up for Federal Court Duty.
The man is identifying himself as Chief Deputy Fowler of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from the JCSO.
The scammer gives various phone numbers with a recorded message saying “You have reached the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.”
But — there is no one at the sheriff’s office by that name.
He is trying to scam people into disposing of their warrant by sending him money on a cash app.
NO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY will try to contact you to take care of a warrant by requesting you send money via a Cash app, a Green Dot card or any other card or app for that matter.
If you have been a victim of this scam and actually sent funds, please report it to your local law enforcement agency.