DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Telephone Scam

Jun 18, 2019

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a telephone scam.

In the scam, the caller pretends to be a Sheriff’s officer seeking an urgent call back or payment for missing jury duty. The call appears on caller I.D. as a Sheriff’s administration line.

If no one answers the call, the caller leaves a call back number not associated with the Sheriff's office.  The suspect making the call will answer if the number is called.

The warning comes after the office received three reports last week about the calls. It's the third time this year the office has sent out a warning to the public about the calls.  

The office says it never calls residents asking for money or fees. Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to report it to the Sheriff’s Office.