Don't be fooled! That is NOT a NSO employee calling you... EVER!
Another Norfolk resident has contacted us to let us know that someone called her on the phone asking her to contact someone who claimed to be associated with the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.
In this case, the caller identified himself as "Sergeant Green at the Norfolk County Sheriff's Department."
You can hear the actual message HERE:
The message he left seemed fairly innocent, so the woman who received the call DID call the number provided back, which in this case was (757) 505-0585.
When the woman called the number, the man who answered told her that she'd missed a federal grand jury duty appointment for March 6 and 7. He then told her there was a bench warrant out for her arrest.
He then instructed her to go to her bank, withdraw $3,250 in cash and bring it to an address on N. Military Highway (which turned out to be a gas station). They told her that at that location they'd check two forms of ID, verify her signature with their cryptologist and then take her money. Then she'd be directed to the sheriff's office.
At this point, the woman had grown suspicious and contacted us to determine the veracity of what the man had told her. We were able to confirm to her that there was no warrant out for her arrest and that this was an attempt to defraud her out of money.
Note that the phone number used by the scammer has NO association with the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. As a reminder, you will never be contacted in this way by anyone associated with this agency.
If you have received a call like this, DON'T CALL THEM BACK! Instead, please contact the Norfolk Sheriff's Office's Consumer Protection Unit to file a report.
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