OCSO: Scammers impersonating law enforcement officers

Published: Jan. 18, 2018 at 10:47 PM CST
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The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a scam circulation Okaloosa County where criminals are allegedly impersonating law enforcement officers.

OCSO has had at least two complaints this week involving citizens being contacted by people posing as deputies.

In the typical scenario, Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials say the scammer calls or emails someone and says they missed a court date or had a warrant for their arrest, and must send money via prepaid cards to have the charges dismissed.

The sheriff's department says that a Crestview woman who was called and emailed January 12th says she did not provide any personal information but did give them the numbers from two prepaid Money Pak cards totaling $700.

She had been told the money would be refunded by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office once the charges were dropped.

If you have any information regarding the scam, please contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office at (850) 651-7410.

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