It's a scam that scares people into doing the wrong thing.
Not only do the scammers say they work at the sheriff's office, they use the names of actual employees to sound more official to possible victims.
"The scam artists are smart enough to say, 'hey in this technology world somebody may be smart enough to Google somebody's name.' If they Google Rob Streck, one of the first things that pop up is a link to the sheriff's office website,” the chief deputy said.
Anyone who gets a scam call is urged to immediately hang up and call the sheriff's office to report it. The sheriff's office would never tell a person to buy a gift card to settle a debt.
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