The Madison County Sheriff’s Department has received complaints about unknown callers claiming to be representatives of the department.
The calls specifically target registered sex offenders and make various threats or demands of money, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s department.
The callers identify themselves as either Sgt. Downs or Sgt. Lyle, neither of whom work for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.
Past quotes from Janice:
“If you receive a call that demands immediate payment for a failure to register, be on the alert. The source of such a demand is likely to be a scammer. Real law enforcement officials do not demand payment in any amount for a real failure to register.”
“The best way to stop a scam is to hang up the phone and not answer the next phone call. If you give money, gift cards or anything else to a scammer, you will only encourage them to prey on other innocent families.:
Related links to past scam articles to remind you how to not be scammed (for more, search for “scam” on our ACSOL website):