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District Attorney

Posted on: May 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] SCAM ALERT: Caller Claims to be Police, Demands Money for Unpaid Tickets


Residents are warned to beware of an active scam involving a caller identifying himself as police and demanding payment.

Multiple incidents were reported this week to police and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

In one incident, a female received a call from a person who claimed to be Lt. Riggs with “Lancaster County Police.” (There is no such department. There is a Chief Deputy Riggs with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.)

The caller is reportedly asking targets for payment in exchange for unpaid dues regarding citations/tickets.

No one is believed to have lost money to the scam, so far.

However, anyone who received such a call should contact their local police department.

Anyone owing fine or payment on a ticket or citation, would not be contacted and asked for payment in such a manner.

A female target called back the number she received the call from. A recorded message played with a person claiming to be with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

A phone number being used in the scam is 717-603-9644.

The incidents are under investigation.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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