The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new phone scam where the caller is impersonating law enforcement and asking for money to pay a fine.
Several people have received this call in the last few weeks, according to deputies.
During the scam, someone is identifying himself as a Loudoun County deputy or other law enforcement officials, and tells the resident there is a warrant out for their arrest for traffic offenses, back taxes and debts. The caller says the fine can be taken care of by obtaining a “green dot” money card, or by wiring the fine via Western Union.
If the resident refuses to pay the fine, the caller threatens to send police to arrest them.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, or any other law enforcement agency, will not request payment for a fine from a resident over the phone.
Anyone with questions about the validity of a telephone call from any law enforcement agency, or anyone who as been the victim of this telephone scam, should call the LCSO non-emergency dispatch line at 703-777-1021.
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