The Strafford County Sheriff's Office is reminding area residents to be alert to phone scams, including a recent one in which a caller says they are from the Strafford County Sheriff's Office and need to be called back in reference to a "legal matter".
Citizens should not give out any information regarding their bank accounts or personal information.
According to a Friday press release, anyone who might have outstanding warrants for civil matters or any pending civil process from the Strafford County Sheriff's Office is asked to come to the Strafford County Sheriff's Office and meet with a deputy. They might also receive written correspondence in order to be served paperwork.
In a recent case, the scammer had programmed their caller ID to list the phone number of the Strafford County Sheriff's Office and asked for payment over the phone. Citizens should take note that this office will never ask for payment over the phone.
If you believe you have received a scam call you should report it to your local police department and the Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division of the NH Attorney General's Office at 603-271-3641.
Any questions pertaining to a pending civil process can be directed to the Strafford County Sheriff's Office, at 603-742-4960.