ECSO Warns Of Phone Scam

April 20, 2017

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an ongoing phone scam.

In the scam, residents receive a call from a man who claims to be Sgt. Brewer from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The proceeds to tell the victim that there is a warrant for their arrest, but the problem can be resolved for cash or a Visa gift card.

But the ECSO say they never ask residents for money.

Multiple people have reported the scam to deputies. Anyone that believes that they have been of victim of the scam is asked to call the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9620.

Comments

3 Responses to “ECSO Warns Of Phone Scam”

  1. Don Neese on April 20th, 2017 12:28 pm

    “But the ECSO say they never ask residents for money.”

    That’s strange….every time they hand me one of those little pieces of paper I end up having to give money.

    Suppose I should slow down.

  2. Traumaqueen on April 20th, 2017 10:26 am

    I wonder what people could do with their lives if they only put that much thought into being a good person.

  3. fred on April 20th, 2017 9:04 am

    sounds a lot like the IRS phone scam. I got a few of those – it was fun messing with them the first few times, but it gets boring after a while. This one might be more fun. I think I’ll invite them over to come arrest me, maybe offer to meet them a the ECSO. Better yet, meet them at the Statue of Liberty.





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