SCAM ALERT: Caller Claims to be a Deputy Sheriff Regarding Missed Court Hearing

Residents should be aware of an ongoing scam involving a caller claiming to be a Lancaster County deputy sheriff.

The caller claims to be Deputy Paul Fitzsimmons (who is an actual deputy) and requests a call back.

The caller claims the target missed a court hearing they were subpoenaed for. The scammer may be using a spoofing device which shows the call is coming from a Sheriff’s Office phone line.

At least two targets, from professional offices in Lancaster County, reported the scam. Neither called back the number.

If you received such a call, contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 717-299-8200 or your local police department. Do not call the number back – or provide any personal information/payment.