The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new telephone scam.
The phone calls are being made to Tompkins County residents and are coming from local numbers. Callers are even using personnel names in an attempt to solicit money. According to the sheriff’s office, a male voice identifies himself as “Deputy Priddy” and refers to his supervisor “Captain Pam Brewer” in an attempt to appear legitimate. The sheriff’s office says they have no one employed with those names.
Residents are asked if they receive these types of calls to hang up immediately