LCSO warns of scam involving a man impersonating a deputy
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public that someone claiming to be a deputy has recently been making scam phone calls.
A Lee County citizen received an unsolicited phone call the morning of Nov. 9 from a man who identified himself as a Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputy. During the call, the citizen questioned the caller as to his real identity, and the caller hung up.
The citizen called the number back and was directed to an answering service claiming to be “The County Sheriff’s Office.” When the citizen selected the option to speak to investigations, the same man answered. After the citizen questioned the caller about his intentions again, the man hung up.
During the phone calls, the man impersonating a deputy did not have the opportunity to request anything from the citizen.
A member of the LCSO will never contact citizens over the telephone to request money or any type of compensation. If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately and report it at 239-477-1000.