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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Marion County Sheriff’s Office warning residents about latest scam calls

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be aware of scam calls that claim to be from an MCSO employee.

According to the sheriff’s office, scammers have recently been contacting residents and claiming to be ‘Sergeant Chapman.’ These scammers are informing residents that they have a warrant for their arrest, and the scammers are requesting money or gift cards to get the “warrant” resolved.

This is a scam. The sheriff’s office will never call residents with a request for money or to take care of a warrant. Even if the caller provides the correct name of a family member, it could still be a scam.

If anyone receives a call from an individual who claims to be a deputy or an MCSO employee, hang up the phone. To verify whether or not the call was a scam, residents should contact the MCSO at 352-732-8181 and ask for the deputy or employee that called. If it is after 5 p.m., residents can reach MCSO at 352-732-9111.

For more information, visit the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook webpage.