Sheriff: Scammer using Caller ID to impersonate officer

Posted October 2, 2012 8:58 pm | Filed under Crime and Courts, Local News

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.



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