Old Scam Gets New Life In Area

The Barnstable Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of an old scam that is making its way through the area.

Police say that someone impersonating officials at the Sheriff’s Department, claiming that they owe fines because of a missed court appearance.

Officials say they come prepared with real docket numbers and demand payment through Venmo and the like.

It is a scam. The Sheriff’s Department or local police departments do not use Venmo or Zelle to collect fines.

Anyone who gets such calls should not provide any personal information.

Hang up and report it.

(Barnstable Sheriff's Office Photo)

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