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* Hampton City News

Posted on: July 26, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff's department is warning the public about a phone scam asking residents to pay fine


July 26, 2016 - The Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about a phone scam targeting Hampton citizens. Just Monday, callers identifying themselves as being from the Sheriff’s department told people that they’ve missed jury duty and need to pay a fine.

Three different residents received calls from the impersonators. The caller falsely identifies himself as Sergeant Miller from the Sheriff’s department and insist they pay fines to avoid arrest warrants for missing jury duty with the use of money cards.

Hampton Police is investigating the scam.

Residents should know that city departments will never call to collect fines over the phone. The sheriff’s office says if you get a call like that, don’t give out any information. Instead, call the Sheriff’s office at (757) 727-6280, (757)926-2540, or Hampton police at (757) 727-6111.

For more information, please contact Lt. Alonzo Cherry at 728-2010 or 272-2117.

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