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The GCSO is warning residents about a new round of impostor scams impersonating deputies or court officials.

Post Date:05/08/2019 3:00 PM
Official Press Release- GCSO
For Immediate Release

Max Benbassat | Communications Specialist
(336) 382-6790 | mbenbassat@guilfordcountync.gov

 
This week so far we have received multiple complaints about impostor calls in which scammers identified themselves as deputies or court officials.
 
The scam entails the perpetrator using either a fictitious or actual law enforcement employee’s name in an effort to extort victims in to making payments missed jury duty, failures to appear, warrants, etc. In these scams, callers posing as GCSO deputies or court officials tell potential victims they missed a court date and threaten them with immediate arrest or account seizure unless they pay a fine using retail gift cards or money wires— forms of payment that government/law enforcement agencies do not accept.
 
Unfortunately, this is a scam that is very common and not something limited to our jurisdiction or office, it is very much a nationwide operation and is closely related to the IRS impersonation scam that is very common.
 
More information about Government Impostor Scams can be found here:
 
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0048-government-imposter-scams

Guilford County Sheriff’s Office | Office of Sheriff Danny H. Rogers
400 W. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

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