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COPS WARN OF PALM BEACH COUNTY ARREST SCAM

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No, Your Loved One Isn’t In Custody, And Bond Form With “GMail”Address Is Fake…

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The call you received from someone claiming that your loved one is in jail and that you must pay bond — to a Palm Beach County “Gmail” Account — is fake. But people are falling for it and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office wants you to know it isn’t real.

PBSO just issued this statement: “there is an imposter calling members of the community and claiming to be an employee with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (using various different names). This imposter is advising the recipient of the call that a family member is in custody for a domestic related charge and they have a bond of $ 10,000.  The imposter goes on to say if the receipt pays 10% of the bond the family member can be released. The imposter/suspect then emails the family member a pre-filled AO99 Appearance Bond of witness forms obtained from the courts system from email address palmbeachcounty.gov@gmail.com this is NOT a Palm Beach County Sheriff Office email!”

Adds the Sheriff’s Office with several underlined words: “THIS IS A SCAM!  PBSO Employees DO NOT CALL or EMAIL for BOND MONEY (payment in ANY format for ANYTHING including; Bond payments) or ask for ANY personal Information. 

If you receive a call or email like this or any other SCAM HANG UP and CALL PBSO non-emergency number at 561-688-3400, the nearest law enforcement agency or if necessary, call 911!”

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