Hempstead County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

    The Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office wants to alert the public of a phone scam going around from someone claiming to be with the sheriff’s office.

    Numerous calls from the public have come in to the sheriff’s office referencing someone identifying themselves as a sergeant, claiming that the resident has missed jury duty and that a warrant has been issued for their arrest.  The caller then informs the resident that they can pay a certain amount to avoid jail time and that this amount needs to be paid in Amazon or pre-paid Visa gift cards.  Anyone receiving a call like this should immediately hang up and call the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department.

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