Fraud Watch

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The Norfolk Sheriff's Office Consumer Protection Unit has recently been made aware that a person posing as a Sheriff’s Deputy is calling and/or texting local residents from a phone number with a 7-5-7 area code to accuse them of a crime. Typically, the caller seeks to extort money and sometimes says they are on their way to the Sheriff's Office to file a report.
As a reminder, that Sheriff’s Offices and Police Departments do not interact with the public in this way.

Sheriff Joe Baron reminds residents to report immediately such conduct to us without interacting with the person who may also be phishing for other personal information. Please keep your guard up as such activity has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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