Brevard Sheriff’s Office Warns Residents of Scammers Posing As BCSO Members in Phone Scam
By Wayne, Ivey , Brevard Sheriff // June 28, 2018
If targeted, hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency for further assistance
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints this week from citizens in reference to receiving fraudulent telephone calls from subjects claiming to be with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The scammers inform the citizen that he or she has an active warrant or summons for their arrest and that they need to pay $5000.00 via a money pack card in order to avoid being arrested.
The scammers have used two different telephone numbers (321) 710-9729 and (321) 247-6289, which the citizen is directed 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 it’s citizens that none of our personnel would ever contact you to tell you we are going to arrest you or to demand money.
If you receive a telephone call of this nature, 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 so that we can share it with the rest of our citizens in an effort to help prevent them from becoming victims of this type of criminal activity!!
As I always say “it takes a community to protect a community!!”
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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