Phone Scams

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from citizens regarding a phone scam that is circulating the area. The scammer states they are a Deputy with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office and informs the person that they have missed jury duty. They then instruct the person to purchase Google Play Cards, Green Dot Cards, etc. in order to avoid arrest.

These scams are intricate as the number they appear to be calling from says it is the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office calling and it does give the correct Sheriff’s Office phone number of 582-2100. If you receive one of these calls, hang up. Do not adhere to their request of payment. The Sheriff’s Office does not conduct business in this manner. We would never request any kind of payment via the phone.

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