The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning about a phone / text scam involving the Assassination Threat

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The Oneida County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about a phone / text scam involving the Assassination Threat

ALERT: Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Members being impersonated in latest phone SCAMS. Actual personal information of the victims is being disclosed as well, such as home address and this is causing and a great deal of concern with people involved. Investigators believe this information is being obtained by the scammers through internet searches.

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  • WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, a new phone and text fraud has been circulating recently, causing folks in the area to be more concerned than usual. DO NOT FREAK OUT if you receive a phone call or text message from someone you don’t know who claims to have been recruited to assassinate you. According to the OCSO, this is the scenario that victims of recent scams are facing. The mysterious callers go on to say that they “have a conscience” and will “save your life if you pay a ransom price.”

  • The OCSO strongly recommends that if you or anyone you know receives a call like this not to panic or respond in anyway. DO NOT CLICK on any links within the text messages that they send you and NEVER provide any personal banking or financial information to anyone over the phone or in a text message. Please contact the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office immediately at (315) 736-0141 if you receive one of these calls or messages to file a report.