Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that reports of scams regarding people impersonating deputies or other sheriff’s department employees is becoming more widespread, and the scammers are doing their research and becoming more sophisticated.
Sheriff Schrader said that the scammers impersonating law enforcement officers have been active in Floyd County and Polk County, and on Tuesday of this week, several of the scam calls were reported in Chattooga County. On Wednesday, the scammers were back it, this time telling people that they had missed a court date and demanding payment.
Remember, the sheriff’s department, nor any other law enforcement agency will never call you and demand payment for any reason. If you feel you have been a victim of such a scam, you can contact the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office and report the incident.