FCSO warns of impersonation of an officer scam

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam involving the impersonation of an officer.

The person states that they are a member of the department and need to speak with you regarding a legal matter.

The number regularly used in the scam is 540-268-0424 and the person claims to be “Officer Bishop.”

The person attempts to get the victim to pay legal fees or bail using a gift card which is not a way that any law enforcement agency would ask for payment.

If you ever receive a call you are unsure about, tell them you are hanging up and calling the office directly to be connected with the officer. 

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.