Scammer uses sheriff's office to target victims

Posted at 1:55 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 13:55:24-05

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara has a warning for residents.

He says someone is operating a phone scam and is pretending to be a member of the sheriff's office.

The caller says he is Detective Shawn Woods and claims the person he is calling is part of a criminal investigation.

The scammer leaves a phone number that's similar to the main sheriff's office number which is (772) 462-7300.