Officials Warn of Uptick in Phone and Texting Scams


The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office is warning about an uptick in both phone and texting scams in which scammers claim to work for the Sheriff’s Office with one actually pretending to be Sheriff Patrick McDermott. The Sheriff’s Office reminds you they do not contact residents demanding payment or asking for payment on behalf of others. If you are ever contacted by someone claiming to be law enforcement who is demanding payment, hang up and then call the agency they claimed to be from directly to confirm and report the scam.