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P.O. Box 189
Stafford, VA 22555

Physical Address:
1225 Courthouse Rd.
Stafford, VA 22554


Stafford Alert

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Fraudulent Sheriff’s Office Calls
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
October 3, 2023

Recently, many Stafford residents have been receiving calls from someone posing as Sheriff’s Office personnel. These fake deputies inform the victim there are federal warrants out for their arrest, and the only way to not be arrested is to pay. The scammers are spoofing their phone numbers so it appears the Sheriff’s Office is actually calling the victim directly.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will never ask for money over the phone. Whether you receive a call from a made up deputy, or someone posing as a deputy you know, never send money to someone over the phone. If you are unsure if the real Sheriff’s Office is calling you, or if it is a potential scammer, hang up and call us directly at 540-658-4450, or visit the Sheriff’s Office directly at 1225 Courthouse Road.

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