Western Massachusetts Sheriff’s Department Warning of Latest PayPal Scam
The Sherrif's Department in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is just the latest law enforcement agency warning local residents about a new and ongoing scam involving the false impersonation of an officer.
In a recent Facebook post, the office wants to make the community aware of the ongoing scam that was recently reported to them.
Unknown individuals are contacting residents who live in the small western Massachusetts community claiming that they work for the Berkshire County Sheriff's Department and are calling to inform targets about alleged warrants for their arrest. These callers are falsely identifying themselves as Lieutenant Tom Grady.
The callers are preying on people's fear and asking for money in return to clear the phony warrants and are attempting to use PayPal to conduct a scam transaction.
The Sheriff's Department made clear that no one from their office is contacting members of the community and nor would they ever with such information. Residents who receive a call stating such, are asked to hang up and contact their local police department with any information pertaining to the call.
The full post can be seen below.
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