PALM BEACH, FL – The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is warning local residents that there is an impostor calling members of the community and claiming to be a deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
This impostor is accusing the recipient of the call that he or she missed jury duty and a warrant has been issued for his or her arrest. The impostor goes on to say that the warrant can be rectified by purchasing a gift card in a varying amount. After the gift card is purchased the caller asks for the number of the gift card to be read over the phone for validation.
A similar scam has taken place nationwide.
The impostor threatens to send a deputy to the residents home to affect an arrest if he or she does not comply.
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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is reminding residents that this is a scam caller. PBSO Employees do not call for money, personal information or jury duty.
If you receive a call like this or any other scam contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS or you can remain anonymous by downloading the new Crime Stoppers app “PBSO Connect Protect” for your Apple or Android Smart Phone and using the “See Something” feature. The app can also be downloaded from www.pbsoapp.com