What to Know
- Authorities are warning residents in Delaware County about a new phone scam that affecting people in the area.
- The sheriff's office also said that they will never contact anyone by telephone or ask them for personal information.
- Anyone targeted by the scam is being asked to call the sheriff's office at 610-891-4296
Authorities are warning residents in Delaware County about a new phone scam affecting people in the area.
The Delaware County Sheriff's Office said it has received several reports about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be employees and deputies at the sheriff's office.
"The scammers tell the target there is a warrant for their arrest, or they are subject to arrest for failing to appear for jury duty," the Delaware County Sheriff's Office said.
However, the sheriff's office clarified that they do not contact by telephone to ask people for personal information or payment to avoid jury duty and arrest.
Victims of the phone scam say the scammers are calling from unknown phone numbers and requesting payment or personal information, such as social security and bank information.
Police are encouraging anyone who receives one of these phone calls to hang up immediately without giving away any valuable information and call the sheriff's office at 610-891-4296.