The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is warning of a telephone scam where a man claims to work for the Civil Process Division of its office.
“We want citizens to be aware of this scam so they can properly protect themselves,” said Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian.
The male scammer allegedly claims to be a Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) deputy working on behalf of group named ‘American Cash’ and with an out of state law firm. According to the Sheriff's Department, he tells the person being called that they will be arrested if they do not wire money to a bank. The call might appear to be coming from a legitimate sheriff’s office number, but it is not.
“These are not legitimate calls. Arrests performed by the Civil Process Division deputies are done in person, never over the phone and the individual is brought to court to resolve the matter,” said Sheriff Koutoujian.
The law group, who also appears to be a victim of this scam, has already posted a warning on its website regarding the scam, according to the .
The MSO is advising citizens that receive similar calls that they should not give any personal information to the caller. They should immediately report the call to their local law enforcement agency and contact the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Investigation Unit at 978-932-3104.