The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is warning the local community about a phone scam from people claiming to be members of the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Robert Maciol says that over the last two days, people have reported receiving calls from individuals claiming to be members of the Sheriff’s Office. The scammers are telling people that there are warrants out for their arrests for not appearing for jury duty, and the caller then advises them that the only way to clear up the warrant is to pay the court fees over the phone, or someone would be coming to arrest them.
Maciol says the phone calls aren’t legitimate and they’re part of a scam to get people to provide their personal banking information, credit card information or other information that the caller uses to illegally obtain money from the victims.
Maciol is urging the local community not to provide their personal information over the phone if they’re not positive who is asking for it.
If you receive one of these scam phone calls, you can report it to the Sheriff’s Office at 315-736-0141.