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PBSO and Delray Beach Police warn about scam callers posing as officers

Delray Beach, Florida –┬áBoth the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) and the Delray Beach Police Department have reported receiving numerous calls from citizens regarding fraudulent callers impersonating law enforcement personnel.

According to the PBSO, one such scammer falsely claimed to be PBSO Sgt. Michael Johnson. Although no individuals have been deceived by these bogus calls thus far, the Sheriff’s Office deems it necessary to caution the public about the possibility of a repeat offence.

A similar incident transpired involving the Delray Beach Police Department. The Department reported that a resident was contacted earlier this week by an individual claiming to be a sergeant from the local police. The fraudster falsely alleged that the citizen had missed a court date and was required to pay a certain amount to avoid arrest.

The police department emphasized that it would never initiate phone calls concerning an arrest warrant, credit card fraud, vehicle lien, or requests for money. They advised the public to disconnect the call immediately should they receive a similar fraudulent call.

To report such suspicious activities, you are encouraged to contact the Delray Beach Police Department at 561-243-7888 or the Sheriff’s Office at 561-688-3000.

 

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