PBSO is warning county residents about phone scams

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents about the continuation of a common phone scam.

A scammer claiming to be an employee of the Sheriff’s Office is calling members of the community.

The scammer uses different names and tells victims that their family member in jail has a $10,000 bond and to post 10% of the bond for their release.

Victims are emailed a pre-filled United States District Court Witness Form from [email protected]

The Sheriff’s Office emphasizes that this is NOT an email from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Victims are then instructed to send money using different Zelle accounts.

PBSO employees will never call or email for bond money or payments of any kind. They will also never call or email to ask for personal information.

If you receive a call like this or any other scam, hang up the phone and call the PBSO emergency number at 561-688-3400 immediately.

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