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Lee County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam where person claims to be deputy

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam where a person claims to be a deputy.

One citizen said they received an unsolicited phone call Saturday morning from a man who claimed to be an LCSO deputy. During that call, the citizen questioned the caller as to his real identity and he hung up.

The citizen called the number back and was directed to an answering service that claimed to be “The County Sheriff’s Office.” When the citizen selected the option to speak to investigations, the same man answered.

The citizen then questioned the man again and, again, he hung up.

During these calls, the man who was impersonating a deputy did not have the opportunity to request anything from the citizen.

A member of The Lee County Sheriff’s Office 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 call The Lee County Sheriff’s Office to report it at (239) 477-1000.

Writer:Briana Harvath
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