WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) — The Waynesboro Police Department is warning residents about a phone scam that attempts to scam money from victims by telling them they have missed a court date.
According to a Facebook post from WPD Monday, April 19, the scammer identifies himself as Deputy Sergeant Kenneth Morris from the county sheriff and has been using a phone number from a (757) area code.
Police say the scammer tells victims about a missed court date and says they need to pay a court fee, before sending them a QR code to coinflip as the payment option.
The Waynesboro Police Department and the Waynesboro City Sheriff will not ask you for direct payments.
If you experience a similar phone call, you can contact the Waynesboro Police Department at 540-942-6675 to report the scam.