Tuesday, August 11, 2009


The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam in which callers are falsely identifying themselves as sheriff’s office employees.

The sheriff’s office is not involved in any solicitation campaign and does not ever solicit funds from the public using the phone. Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum recommends individuals never make donations over the phone.

Anyone with questions or complaints can contact the sheriff’s office at 845-340-3590.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got a call a few years back from a group looking for donations for the KPD. As soon as I asked for their PBA leader during the plea for funds, the solicitor fell quiet. Hung up the phone.
I told Wayne the next time I bumped into him, where he told me he knew nothing about the calls.
Its everywhere people! Don't give money to groups over the phone.