Scam Phone Calls

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

PINELLAS COUNTY – The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to be on alert to recent phone scams occurring in Pinellas County. The suspects are calling residents in Pinellas County and identifying themselves as a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office employee.  

According to detectives, the suspect has called citizens and identified himself as “Captain Dwayne Somers”. The suspect then informed the citizens that they have an outstanding warrant and needed to pay him via Zelle.

PLEASE NOTE: The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call citizens requesting money over the telephone, via Zelle or any other money transfer app.

We advise citizens to not give personal information or account information over the phone and call the Sheriff’s Office to report suspicious activity. 

If anyone has information on this scam or has become a victim, they are asked to call the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 582-6200.

Posted by Amanda Sinni Wednesday, May 31, 2023 5:08:00 PM Categories: Seeking the Public’s Help

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