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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office warns community of new phone scam

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Posted at 4:27 PM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-16 17:20:02-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office wants to warn the community of a new phone scam.

An imposter is calling members of the community claiming to be a PBSO deputy or investigator.

Deputies said the imposter tells the person on the phone that a family member has a warrant for his or her arrest due to a missing court date or ignoring a court subpoena.

According to deputies, the caller will ask for money, request a payment through Zelle in order to have the warrant rectified or will threaten to send a deputy to the resident's home to conduct an arrest.

Deputies said the imposter could also request the resident to meet in person at PBSO headquarters located at 3228 Gun Club Road in West Palm Beach.

Deputies ask the community not to agree to meet anyone but instead call 911 and alert law enforcement about the scam immediately.

They said PBSO employees do not call for money, bond payments or any personal information.

Anyone who receives this kind of call is asked to contact the PBSO non-emergency number at 561-688-3400 or the nearest law enforcement agency.