Phone Scam Involving the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department

February 07, 2024


The Northampton County Sheriff’s Department has received multiple reports about a male caller identifying as a Northampton County sheriff deputy who has been contacting county residents regarding repayment of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.


The caller then gives instructions for repaying this loan at secure public kiosks that accept Bitcoin, or they will be arrested immediately due to their non-compliance.


The public should be aware that this is a scam. The Northampton County Sheriff’s Department does not call residents and solicit money.


Please report any suspicious solicitations to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office at 1-800-441-2555 or email them to scams@attorneygeneral.gov.



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