Authorities say there’s been a recent string — at least for separate incidents — of unknown suspect or suspects identifying themselves as law enforcement officials over the phone, saying they owe money to a company.
The York County Sheriff’s Office says that earlier Tuesday, a victim said she received numerous calls from a man saying he was Officer Adam Smith of the Rock Hill Police Department, with the caller ID showing a City of Rock Hill telephone number.
The goal of the scam is to scare the intended victim into sending money “they owe” to a company. If the victim refuses the scammer then threatens victims if they did not pay the money, officers would come to their home and arrest them within two hours.
If you receive a call from a person identifying themselves as a law enforcement officer from the York County Sheriff’s Office or Rock Hill Police Department demanding money simply ignore it and hang up. Contact the Sheriff’s office at 803-684-3059 or Rock Hill Police Department at 803-329-7200 to verify if the call is legitimate.