BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Scammers have begun making an attempt to impersonate Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy, based on a launch from Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy.
Along with Cassidy, the discharge states scammers have taken to utilizing the names of different Sullivan County officers like Captain Andy Seabolt, District Lawyer Common Barry Staubus and Circuit Courtroom Clerk Bobby Russell. Cassidy stated the scammers pose as these officers to solicit funds for “lacking jury obligation.”
Scammers will then request that the victims give them pre-paid cash playing cards to pay the charges and can virtually by no means settle for conventional types of cost like bank cards, checks and money.
The discharge states one other technique for scammers is to inform a possible sufferer that they’ve an impressive warrant for his or her arrest and that to keep away from jail time, the sufferer will pay fines and court docket prices.
“The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Workplace continues to emphasize that respectable regulation enforcement officers would by no means function this manner,” stated Cassidy. “We might by no means extort cost to fulfill an impressive arrest warrant. Furthermore, no respectable entity would ever demand cost within the type of a pre-paid cash card and refuse all different conventional types of cost.”
Cassidy inspired anybody involved a few name’s legitimacy to contact regulation enforcement or a monetary advisor earlier than transferring any funds.