Suspected Sheriff’s Office Phone Scam, Just a Big Misunderstanding
HERNANDO – Earlier today, the Sheriff’s Office alerted residents of a possible phone scam, where the caller claimed to be an employee of the Sheriff’s Office.
According to reports, the caller identified himself as “John Carr” and advised that he was collecting donations for kids by selling calendars.
Concerned that this was a possible scheme to bilk money from unsuspecting victims, officials informed residents that they never solicit funds by phone.
Upon further investigation, it was determined that a third party representative working for the Explorer Program was legally soliciting donation and no crime was committed.
Officials say they weren’t provided advance notice of the campaign, which prompted legitimate concerns.
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