December 19, 2018
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls from citizens who report they had received a message on their voice mail from a person identifying himself as Deputy Mike Denton with the Bedford County Sheriff Office. He tells them to call 540-707-4070, Ext. 4. When the person calls that number the caller receives an automated voice message stating the caller had reached the Sheriff’s Office. The caller enters ext. 4 and a man answers the phone and identifies himself as Deputy Mike Denton. The man instructs the caller to go and purchase a gift card and give him the number on the card over the phone.
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office does not employ a Mike Denton. This is a scam!!!!!!
Release prepared by Major Ricky Gardner