Scammers impersonate Yakima County sergeant, contact community members

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YAKIMA, Wash. — Community members across the region are reporting fake calls from someone impersonating Sgt. William Boyer from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office. The real law enforcement are taking to the internet with an important message: they will not call you to solicit money!

According to a social media alert issued by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, the scam is seeing community members be contacted with voicemails from Sgt. William Boyer, who they have dubbed “Fake Boyer” in the interim. These phone calls are coming from the following number: (509)934-2964.

The scammers claim that they need to speak with the victim over an ongoing legal matter, which hasn’t actually been substantiated. Sometimes, they will proceed to ask for financial compensation or conduct some form of fundraising, which isn’t something the actual YCSO would participate in.

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In fact, they went as far as to offer the following comments in a social media warning to the community:

A reminder that law enforcement will not call people to solicit money, no fundraising, no warrants, no jury duty, no paying for things with gift cards, no Moneygram, no Western Union, no Greendot cards, none of it. Please keep your money and don’t fall for ‘Fake Boyer’s’ scare tactics.

If you are contacted by “Fake Boyer,” you should call the main line to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 574-2500 to report this so they can track down the responsible party and stop them from continuing.


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