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At the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office, our values are to have integrity in all things, respect for all others, duty without prejudice, pride without ego, and team before self. Deputy Conner Deputy Michael Conner is an example of living out those values.

Attorney General Mark R. Herring and Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron are warning Hampton Roads residents about an active scam in the area in which scammers purporting to sell DirecTV subscriptions are conning people, including area seniors, into sending prepaid cash cards purchased from convenience or drug stores, such as GreenDot or MoneyPak cards. 

We have received another report of a common scam that’s been going around Hampton Roads.

A resident reported that Sunday morning he received a call from someone, claiming that he has two outstanding warrants. The person would not identify themselves or say which office they were calling from. They claimed to be calling on behalf of the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. They said something about calling regarding “insurance duty.” When he asked them which office they were calling from and the phone number of the office, they hung up. Thankfully, this person was not scammed, but we wanted to pass along the reminder.

Things to Remember:
· Correspondence regarding jury duty is always done through the mail
· The Norfolk Sheriff’s Office will never call asking for money
· Do not send money to anyone you do not know
· Pass this information onto a friend - spreading the words is the simplest way to help prevent others from becoming victims of scams.

Click here to watch our PSA video about scams. 

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