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SCAM WARNING! Once again, someone posing as a Norfolk Sheriff's Office employee is targeting residents

ScamAlertThe Norfolk Sheriff's Office has again received reports from residents who have recently gotten a phone call and/or message from someone claiming to be from the Norfolk Sheriff's Office.

This time, the caller used the name "Sgt. Gill," and as in previous incidents, informed residents that they have missed jury duty and have a warrant for their arrest. He continues by telling the citizen that they need to pay a fine or risk being jailed.

THIS IS A SCAM.

As a reminder, the Norfolk Sheriff's Office will NEVER call asking for money and correspondence regarding jury duty is always done through the mail.

In this instance, when we attempted to call the number which showed up in caller ID, we got a message that the number was "no longer available." This could also indicate that the number which showed up in caller ID had been "spoofed."

If you have fallen victim to this scam and sent money to the callers, please contact the Norfolk Sheriff's Office's Consumer Protection Unit to file a report.

File a Fraud Report

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Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Hosts Hiring Event

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Media Contact: Jamie Bastas
 March 18, 2022
(757) 589-5692
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On Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office will host a hiring event for the position of Deputy Sheriff Recruit. The event will be held at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 140 East Street Norfolk, VA 23510.

Deputy Sheriff Recruit applicants must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license, and either a high school diploma or GED.  During the Open House, both the physical agility test (PAT) and the written exam will be administered. Applicants planning to attend are asked to dress in PT gear and wear a mask covering the mouth and nose.

Parking is available at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office Administration Building. For additional information and directions, please visit https://norfolk-sheriff.com/jobs/hiring-open-house.

 

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Be Alert! Business Owners Targeted in Dominion Energy Scam

1200px Dominion Energy logoThe Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) at the Norfolk Sheriff's Office received a call from a business owner reporting that his business had been contacted from a spoofed number.

The caller stated to the business owner that his name was Oscar Hernandez and that he was with Dominion Power. In the background was sound similar to that of a busy office which lent an air of authenticity to the call. The caller stated that the business owner had 20 minutes to pay his utility bill or the power to his business would be cut off.

The caller stated that several power bills sent to the business had gone unpaid. This made it obvious to the business owner that the caller was attempting to scam the business since the owner was very diligent in making his payments.

The business owner was told to call 1-800-860-0458 and choose option 2 for payment information. After disconnecting from the call, the owner reported the incident to us.

Tip: ALWAYS be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

The CPU has passed this information on to Dominion Energy, but we also wanted to put out an urgent alert to other business owners in Norfolk that such a spoofing attempt was taking place.

If you've received a call like this, please please contact the Norfolk Sheriff's Office's Consumer Protection Unit to file a report.

File a Fraud Report

 



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