Sheriff’s Office

FRAUDULENT DEMANDS MADE USING SHERIFF’S OFFICE NAME - April 23, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a fraudulent phone scam demanding payment in order to rectify an outstanding debt and avoid being arrested. Phone calls were received by one of the victims at work; the caller claimed to be a deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and even used the name of a current employee at this agency. Victims were instructed by the caller to immediately repay an alleged outstanding debt through a “Money Pack” at Wal-Mart. 

     Similar requests claiming to be made by representatives of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are indeed false and should be reported to local law enforcement.  This type of activity is a crime and will be investigated and taken very seriously.   

    

 

 

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