PITTSBURGH, PA - The Sheriff’s Office would like to once again warn citizens about phone scams that are hitting Allegheny County this week.
We have received a number of inquiries regarding calls supposedly originating from our office, where the caller is identifying themselves as Lieutenant Conor Mullen.
The caller is stating to victims that they have an outstanding issue, whether it is jury duty, failure to appear as an expert witness, or an unpaid summons, which has spurred the issuance of a warrant. In most cases, victims are asked to supply funding to the caller via money orders and gift cards.
If you receive a call such as this, do not provide any funding or personal information to the caller. If the Sheriff’s Office contacts you regarding a citation, we will not ask for these types of funding, such as the caller in these scenarios. The Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the whereabouts of the callers from the week’s incidents.
If you have information regarding a caller or you have already been scammed, please contact the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office at 412-350-4714.