Public warned about scam calls from people posing as New Hampshire sheriff’s deputies seeking payment

Updated: 10:05 AM EDT May 7, 2024


Officials with the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office are warning locals about a scam.

According to officials, scammers are using the names of current or former deputies to ask for payment of fines or court orders over the phone. The scammers even have valid personal information, such as your address and place of employment.

PLEASE REMEMBER: legitimate law enforcement officials will never:

  1. Call unsolicited and pressure you to pay money, provide personal identifying information, or purchase valuable items to pay fines or court orders.
  2. Tell you to purchase valuable items, such as gold, and urge you to entrust those items to them for safe keeping.
  3. Send unsolicited communications claiming that your computer or device has been compromised.

Anyone who receives a call like this is asked to report it to law enforcement officers.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of elder abuse or financial exploitation, please contact your local police department or the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (1-800-949-0470).


The mission at FAST is to increase public awareness of financial exploitation with the goal of mitigating risk of exploitation and protecting our state’s vulnerable populations.

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