Police Warn of Scam Calls in Hancock County


Police are warning people about a scam in Hancock County.

Officers have received multiple calls Thursday from concerned residents saying they received a call from a man representing himself as a Hancock County Detective.

Police say the caller is telling people they have warrants out for their arrest because they missed jury duty. The man reportedly tells the people he is calling to go and get money pack cards, requesting various dollar amounts be placed on each card, and then turn them in to the sheriff’s department. He is requesting people stay on the line with him as they get the money cards in order to ascertain the number from the cards for his own personal deposit.

According to police, the man has a southern accent and is calling himself Detective Norton. Police say the phone number he is calling from is (304) 224-3376.

If you receive a call, you are urged to contact your local police department.

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