HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Sheriff Chad Chroinister is warning the community to watch out for scammers pretending to be from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
HCSO is aware of a scam where con artists will call pretending to be a law enforcement officer or affiliated with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, claiming you missed a court appointment or jury duty and then trying to extort money.
This isn’t the only way scammers try to use the guise of law enforcement to trick people. Other times, imposters will pose as deputies using illegal emergency lights, fake badges, and even weapons.
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“We will not tolerate scammers preying on the people of Hillsborough County,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “It is shameful to pose as a law enforcement officer to take advantage of the public’s trust. Our detectives will remain one step ahead, track down these criminals, and hold them accountable for their deception.”
If you ever find yourself the victim of a potential scam, call us at 813-247-8200 or file a report on teamHCSO.com under “Services,” and we will contact you.
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