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By Kate Ready
Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Scammers proliferate, masquerading as officers

 

September 22, 2022



JACKSON — The Teton County Sheriff’s Office has seen a rash of calls this week regarding scammers posing as local law enforcement officers to extort money or personal information.

“There’s been a wave of phone scams this week where the caller is using deputies’ names,” Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr said. “They tend to target things by ZIP code, working in a certain area at a certain time. They’re probably pulling our deputies’ names off the internet.”

This week, Dispatch Manager for the Sheriff’s Office Riclyn Betsinger said that although she hasn’t been tracking th...



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