The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office has received reports regarding scam phone calls originating from unknown phone numbers, or possibly a spoofed number, appearing to be from the Sheriff’s office.
The scammers may represent themselves as a County employee. In a recent case, the caller used the name “Captain Walker.” The caller tells the target that there is a warrant for their arrest, or they are subject to arrest for failing to appear for jury duty.
Typically, the scammers will request payment of some type, often MoneyPak, GreenDot, or some other type of prepaid money, or gift card as payment to avoid arrest. They may also ask for personal information including a social security number and/or bank account information.
Residents who receive this type of call are advised to hang up and not give any personal information, account information, or purchase any type of money card, or gift card.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office or Delaware County Jury Services will never contact anyone by telephone and ask for personal information, bank account information, or payment of any kind to avoid jury duty or arrest.
If you receive a call, please contact your local police.