Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens About Warrant Phone Scam

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints from citizens in reference to receiving fraudulent telephone calls from subjects claiming to be with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints from citizens in reference to receiving fraudulent telephone calls from subjects claiming to be with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

The callers inform the citizen that he or she has an active warrant or summons for their arrest.

The citizens are told they need to pay $5,000 via a money pack card. The scammers have used two different telephone numbers (321) 710-9729 and 321-247-6289, which the citizen is asked to call to provide the number from the card for payment.

When calling the above phone numbers, if a person does not answer, the voicemail states;

“You have reached the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department (we are the Brevard County Sheriff’s OFFICE and not a Department). All Deputies are busy assisting other callers now. If this is an emergency, please hang up and dial 911. Otherwise, please leave your name, number, and a brief detailed message, and the next available Deputy will get back with you as soon as possible. Have a good day and be safe.”

These telephone calls are well-documented scams with the sole purpose being financial gain through fraudulent pretenses and are not associated with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in any capacity. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office wants to ensure its citizens that none of our personnel would ever contact you to demand money.

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If you receive a telephone call of this nature and are unsure about the origin of the call, please immediately hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency for further assistance.

I would like to personally thank all of our citizens who have contacted our agency to make us aware of this scam. As I always say “it takes a community to protect a community” and by making everyone aware of fraudulent activities such as this, we can help protect others in our community.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.

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