Deputies Warn of Green Dot Scam

ORLEANS COUNTY, N.Y. — The Orleans County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone scam.

Someone notified deputies after he or she got a call from someone pretending to be from the sheriff's office.  The scam caller said the person missed jury duty and a warrant was issued for his or her arrest.

The caller then told the person to go to the dollar store and purchase a "green dot" prepaid debit card and give the caller the PIN on the back to avoid arrest.

The phone number given had a voice message claiming to be the Orleans County Sheriff's Office.  Deputies say at no time would they ever make such a request.

Anyone who receives a similar call should contact deputies at (585) 589-5527.

 

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