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.
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