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Sheriff warns of ‘ghost calls’ with people pretending to be a deputy seeking personal info

Posted 24 July 2019 at 6:06 pm

Press Release, Sheriff Randy Bower

ALBION – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating complaints of ghost phone calls that appear to be coming from the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency phone number. The person claims to be an Orleans County Sheriff deputy.

The unknown subject requests personal information in the form of Social Security numbers.

Please do not provide personal information to anyone identifying themselves over the phone as an Orleans County deputy. This is not how the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office conducts proper investigations.

Please contact our office via 911 if you receive a fraudulent phone call in this manner.

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