Brevard Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of Phone Scammers Pretending To Be A Sergeant or Lieutenant
By Space Coast Daily // March 23, 2017
callers utilized phone number 321-622-0268 while contacting our citizens
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints from citizens regarding telephone calls from scammers claiming to be a Sergeant or Lieutenant with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The scammers inform the citizen that they have failed to appear for mandated jury duty, resulting in a $990 fine and there is an active warrant for his/her arrest.
Scammers attempt to have the citizen meet them at an unidentified location for the purposes of escorting him/her to the Administrative Office to receive a voucher for the fine.
The callers have utilized the phone number of 321-622-0268 while contacting our citizens, according to Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
When calling the phone number, the voicemail states, “You have reached the Brevard County Sheriff’s 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 of financial gains through fraudulent pretenses and are not associated with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office wants to ensure their citizens that none of their personnel would ever contact you and demand money.
If you do receive a telephone call and are unsure about the origin of the call, please hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency for further assistance.
If you have any questions or believe you may have been victimized, please contact Agent Chase Jicha of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Unit at 321-633-8410.