Hanover, VA – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is making the public aware of another, but similar, phone scam.
A male subject has been calling citizens, identifying himself as “Sergeant Jackson.” Furthermore, this individual is falsely claiming he is with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. He is telling the call taker that they have missed jury duty and will be required to pay a fine in the amount of over $1,000. The individual is then advising the potential victim to go to a drug store, purchase a “MoneyPak” card, put the suggested amount on the card and then call him back.
Please know that this is a SCAM. These criminals will prey on unsuspecting citizens and even spoof county telephone numbers to attempt to legitimize their call. If you ever have any question as to the identity of a caller representing themselves as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office or any other reputable organization, please contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office immediately.
The Sheriff’s Office will never call our citizens demanding they pay a fine of any sort, even if they have missed jury duty. If you are a victim of a recent scam related to this particular event, please contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140.