ALERT: Scammer Claims to be an ‘Officer’ Wanting to Meet up for Service of Papers
A scam has been reported involving a caller demanding to meet up for service of papers.
A local resident received multiple calls from an individual claiming to be a “Lancaster County officer.”
The caller said told the resident to meet them for service of papers. When the resident refused, the caller threatened to get a bench warrant.
The resident reported the calls to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office serves warrants but would not make demands in such a manner.
Do not meet up with someone you do not know.
If anyone receives such a call, contact your local police department or the Sheriff’s Office at 717-299-8200.
The caller is apparently spoofing a calling phone number, making it appear the call is coming from legitimate businesses in the area.
The caller called the resident back from a different number, telling the resident he had one more chance to meet up for the papers.
The resident again hung up.
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