Okaloosa County Scam

Another phone scam in our area targets the elderly and Okaloosa county sheriff Charlie Morris wants to warn the public about it.

Several Panhandle residents have reported calls from a man claiming to be Sheriff Morris.

The man tells them he’s been notified by U.S. Customs or another agency that they’ve won a huge sum of money from an agency such as Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

In order to collect the big check, the person is asked to secure the prize by sending money to an address in Canada, or by allowing someone from the sheriff’s office to come by to pick it up.

Anyone receiving one of these bogus calls is asked to report the incident to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division at 850-609-2000.