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Posted on: January 30, 2020

SCAM ALERT

Residents are warned to be aware of an active scam involving a caller identifying himself as a member of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office while demanding payment for fines.

An incident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.  The reporting person received a call Tuesday from a person who claimed to be "Deputy Simmons" with the Sheriff’s Office.  

The caller told the female target that she missed a court date and there would be a warrant issued for her arrest - if a "fine" was not paid.  

Beware of this scam.  Anyone with information (or who has received a call like this) is asked to contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 717-299-8200 or the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office, Detective Division, at 717-390-7771.

There is no such deputy with the Sheriff’s Office.

Additionally, anyone with an existing fine would not be directed to make payment in such a manner.

This incident is under investigation.

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