Scam Alert: Scammer posing as Nassau County Sheriff’s Deputy may call

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office
Media Alert
November 27, 2017 – 7:10 p.m.

The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office received a report on November 27, 2017 that a telephone scammer was posing as a fictional Nassau County Detective and calling himself Deputy Lance Berry. The scammer also gave a fake badge number and local telephone number that was not associated with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.

The scammer told the victim that he was calling because they had missed jury duty and owed a $1000 dollar fine as a result. He stated that there was a warrant for their arrest. He then instructed the victim to go to the CVS or Dollar General Store and purchase a money pack for $1000 or be subject to arrest. This scammer was very aggressive on the phone. The victim hung up on the scammer and notified the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office of the call.

THIS IS A SCAM. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office does not notify citizens via telephone about missing jury duty and ask them to pay a fine via money grams.

If you receive a phone call and are unsure if it’s a scam or not, or if the caller actually law enforcement or not, call the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office non–emergency line at 904-225-5174 for verification. The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER ask anyone to send money via money gram.

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Steven Crounse
Steven Crounse (@guest_49933)
5 years ago

Yesterday, I received a call from 904-378 5243 caller ID said “Walgreen’s” Pharmacy. They are my Pharmacy. This was a Scam Call, from some Indian Guy about a Discovery, Cruise or Something, I hung up after Discovery. Somehow they are using local numbers so you think they are Real.