Phone Scams Involving the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department

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The Northampton County Sheriff’s Department has received reports about a caller identifying as a Northampton County sheriff’s deputy contacting residents being wanted for failing to appear for jury duty. The caller then gives instructions to visit Giant Food Stores, put money in a Kiosk at the store, or be arrested.

The Sheriff’s Department was also notified about a second scam call. The caller, identified as Northampton County Sheriff Deputy Boss, stated that a family member was arrested and that they needed to give money to get them out of jail.

The public should be aware that this is a scam. The Northampton County Sheriff’s Department does not call residents and solicit money in lieu of arrest.

Please report any suspicious solicitations to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office at 1-800-441-2555 or email them to


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County of Northampton
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042