Dekalb County Jail
Photo: AJC file photo
Photo: AJC file photo

Scammers are targeting DeKalb residents with this fake fine trick

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam in which victims are asked to meet the crooks at the jail with cash.

The scammers call and pretend to be with the sheriff’s office while explaining that the victims owe a fine. The victims are told to bring cash to the jail or face arrest.

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“Our office does not place telephone calls to persons to collect fines,” Sheriff Jeff Mann said in a statement.

The office advised anyone who gets such a call to simply hang up.

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Alex Robson, teacher at Gwinnett County School's G.I.V.E. Center West, speaks during a press conference for the Hungry for Education movement at Christ Church Episcopal Parish Hall in Norcoss, Monday, August 13, 2018. Hungry for Education, a group of local teachers, parents, and students whose goal is improving student outcomes through full funding of Georgia public schools, is conducting a two-week hunger strike beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Robson was surrounded by teachers and staff from G.I.V.E. Center West that will be participating in the strike. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

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