Laclede Sheriff’s Office Says Scammers Are At It Again

Crime Local News Monday, January 23rd, 2023

The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about scammers pretending to be employees of the sheriff’s department.

A post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page says a person is calling Laclede County residents and threatening to put them in jail if they don’t pay them for a fine with gift cards or an app.

The caller is spoofing the sheriff’s department phone number and uses the name of former sheriff’s department employees.

The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office says to hang up on the person.

Crime Local News Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Reporter Bill Robbins