VIRGINIA – Impersonators scamming money over the phone


Norfolk deputies are telling citizens to be cautious over the phone.  Someone impersonating a sheriff’s deputy has been asking for money from the public. The Norfolk Sheriff’s office said in a news release that citizens have been receiving fake calls advising them that they have missed jury duty and must pay a court fee or spend a day in jail. Kaila DeRiengo, a sheriff’s spokeswoman says members of the public have been told to pay $1000 on a prepaid card while on the phone, and if they hang up a dispatch unit will be sent to arrest them.  The sheriff office warned that jury duty correspondence is only sent through the mail and that deputies would never call asking for money.


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