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Pinellas Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

Phone Scam | PInellas Sheriff | Crime

The suspect is calling residents in Pinellas County posing as a sheriff’s deputy.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Deputies from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are encouraging the public to be on alert to a telephone scam.

The suspect is calling residents in Pinellas County posing as sheriff’s Capt. Jack Peterson. According to detectives, the suspect calls victims and tells them he is a captain with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and they have failed to appear in court or show up for jury duty.

The suspect explains to victims that if they do not pay a fine, he will send a deputy to their home to arrest them.

The sheriff’s office will not call citizens requesting money over the telephone. Deputies say residents should not give personal information or account information over the telephone unless they are initiating the telephone call and confident they are speaking with a trusted source.

If anyone has information on this scam or has become a victim they are asked to call the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 582-6200.

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Pinellas Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam
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Pinellas Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam
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The suspect is calling residents in Pinellas County posing as a sheriff's deputy.
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