BEWARE! Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Issues Telephone Scam Scam Alert
By Space Coast Daily // May 9, 2019
potential victim is advised they may have an outstanding warrant, fee, traffic ticket, court cost,
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating multiple complaints of telephone scams involving person or persons purporting to be a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office employee.
The potential victim is advised they may have an outstanding warrant, fee, traffic ticket, court cost, or new crime violation that must be paid with prepaid gift cards.
If no payment is received, the victim is threatened with an arrest.
Two different telephone numbers have been associated with this scam, 321-522-3027 and 321-215-4396. The 215 phone number connects the caller to a fake “Brevard County Sheriff’s Department” phone tree.
The victim is then directed to drop the payment off at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct located at 1515 Sarno Road, Melbourne. The suspects are using a real BCSO Precinct address to legitimize the scam.
At least one victim has been instructed to provide the gift card numbers over the telephone prior to dropping the cards at the Precinct.
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 would never contact our citizens to demand money. If you do receive a telephone call and are unsure about the origin of the call, please immediately hang up and contact your local law enforcement agency for further assistance.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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