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SJSO: Scammer identifying self as Sheriff's Office making threats over phone

Scammer using fake number 904-416-1609

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ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla.Officials with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a scam in which someone identifying themselves as being with the Sheriff's Office warns them of a missed court date.

The Sheriff's Office officials said that the fake official calls from the phone number 904-416-1609, stating that the victim has missed a court date and that the Sheriff's Office is coming to get them. They added that if the number is given a call, it gives a voicemail that says, "All deputies are busy."

 

Officials from the Sheriff's Office said its real phone number is 904-824-8304. If you receive a call and want to be sure it's legitimate, call the real phone number to verify.


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