SLCo Sheriff’s Office urges public to hang up on scammers impersonating deputies

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  1. SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Aug. 17, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public after an increase in attempted scams involving criminals impersonating deputies.

“We want to remind the public that police agencies will NEVER call demanding payment in the form of cash, prepaid debit card, or gift card for warrants, missed court dates, or failure to report for jury duty,” says a statement issued by the SLCOSO.

“Scammers are sophisticated; they can spoof official phone numbers, will often use the names of real deputies or officers, and sometimes arrange meetings in the parking lots of an official building to accept a payment. If you receive a call like this, please hang up and call the non-emergency number of your local law enforcement agency.”

The Sheriff’s Office will never call demanding payment, the statement says.

“If you receive a call like this, please hang up.”

The non-emergency number for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is 801-743-7000.


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