Lynn residents warned of scam calls impersonating sheriff’s deputies

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LYNN — Scammers are once again targeting residents, posing as deputies from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and demanding cash payments to settle supposed court warrants, authorities warned Tuesday.

The fraudulent callers are falsely identifying themselves as law enforcement officials and insisting on immediate payment to resolve legal matters.

The Essex County Sheriff’s Department has issued a stern warning to the public to hang up on these calls, emphasizing that they never solicit money over the phone.

Residents are urged to remain vigilant and protect their personal and financial information from such deceptive practices.

Those who receive these calls should not engage with the scammers and are advised to report the incident as soon as possible.

Victims of the scam, or anyone suspecting they have been contacted by these imposters, are encouraged to notify their local police or reach out to the state’s Attorney General’s office at (617) 727-8400 to file a report.

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