Police & Fire

Scammers impersonating SCSO officers in new phone scheme

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam targeting locals over the phone. 

According to the SCSO, scam callers have been contacting Summit County residents claiming that they have missed jury duty, or have an outstanding warrant and need to pay a fine. These scammers may also try identifying themselves as various captains or lieutenants from the SCSO. 

“We WILL NEVER call and demand or make a request for money,” said a statement from the SCSO. “No legitimate government agent, reputable business or business representative will ever call you and tell you to send them money for ANY reason through cash apps, gifts cards, wire transfer, etc.”

If you are contacted as a part of this scam, hang up immediately and do not give the caller any identifying information. For information regarding bills, court, fines, or tax payments, call the entity the bill or fine is with directly to confirm before making any financial transactions.

Photo: Summit County Sheriff’s Office

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