Blair County Sheriff's Office Issues Telephone Scam Alert
Male caller identifies himself as “Sergeant Lee Benton”
November 25, 2020
The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of residents receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as “Sergeant Lee Benton."
The caller is claiming that a “jury duty or witness” appearance has been missed or that “federal paperwork was misrepresented” by the person answering the phone. The caller states that the caller's "failure" will result in an arrest warrant being generated for the person answering the phone. A number is then provided for the person to call back if he/she does not make contact.
If the victim/call recipient makes contac...