18 May Metro Atlanta Veterinary Phone Scam
Be On Alert For Phone Scam Claiming To Be Police!
A person claiming to be from the Cobb County Sherriff’s Office recently contacted a veterinary clinic and asked for a certain veterinarian. They had the veterinarian’s name and address and claimed they did not appear for jury duty in Cobb County, gave a date, etc. They said Judge Harris (an actual Cobb County judge) signed off on a bench warrant for two misdemeanors. They wanted the veterinarian to drive to the Cobb County Sherriff’s Office and sign an affidavit. They called the veterinarian from the actual Sherriff’s Office number and had real officer names.
She filed a police report and the Marietta PD told her another veterinarian had received the same call earlier in the day. Two other vets in the Cobb County One actually wired them money. Please be vigilant and contact your local authorities if you receive this type of call!