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Davis County sheriff warns against Black Friday scam

The Davis County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about a Black Friday scam involving an individual impersonating a police sergeant.

The Davis County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning about a Black Friday scam involving an individual impersonating a police sergeant. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)


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DAVIS COUNTY — The Davis County Sheriff's Office is warning against a Black Friday scam involving an individual contacting county residents and pretending to be a law enforcement officer.

Davis County emergency dispatchers received a handful of calls from concerned residents Friday who said they were contacted by a "Sgt. Brooks." The sheriff's office has warned against similar scams in the past.

"This crook is calling around, using the typical, 'You missed jury duty,' or 'You have an outstanding warrant,' the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post. "The only new element this fellow is using is asking that the payment be made at a 'federal kiosk.'"

Police say individuals who receive a call from a Sgt. Brooks should hang up.

"It looks like one scammer is Black Friday shopping, or at least attempting to with the pocket books of a few Davis County residents," police said. "Keep your money safe and let your family and friends know this guy is nothing but a dried out turkey leg."

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