Scam Alert

Dickenson County, VA — The Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office is warning of various scams. According to Sheriff Scott Stanley, the latest scam to surface is one involving an elderly man being called by someone claiming to be his grandson who said he was in an accident, was injured and was arrested and needed bond money. Sheriff Stanley said the elderly man unfortunately fell for this scam and was frauded out of $8,500.00. An investigation has been started by the Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office partnering with the U.S. Postal Inspector and Boston Police Department. Sheriff Stanley also said they’ve seen a rash of “Social Security” calls and “IRS” calls as well. Sheriff Stanley urges you to be diligent in keeping you guard up and reminding you that a legitimate business will not mind you asking questions and taking your time to see if they are legitimate.