Blair County Sheriff's Office Warns of Impersonation Scam


October 12, 2023

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of residents receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as “Sheriff Ott,” and a representative of “Homeland Security.” The actor claims to be “investigating credit card misuse, and illegal purchasing of narcotics activity overseas.” The actor will give a case number and the victim’s personal information (making it seem legitimate) over the phone. The actor is advising the victim to travel to the courthouse immediately after purchasing money cards from various local businesses, while remaining on the pho...

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