UNIONTOWN (KDKA) — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a phone scam that claims they are being held in contempt and owe money to avoid arrest.
According to the police, the scam caller has been telling individuals they missed court and are being held in contempt.READ MORE: Haunted Hills Hayride Reopens Friday Night With New Security Measures
The caller also claims to be Chief Deputy Duncan of the sheriff’s office.READ MORE: Dr. Freddie Fu, World-Renowned UPMC Doctor, Dies At 70
Callers are then told to send a cashier’s check or money order to avoid arrest.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Wildfire Season: 99 Percent Of Wildfires Caused By People
Sheriff James Custer is reminding residents that their office does not solicit money via phone call and not to send any money to a location suggested by the caller.