Butler County Sheriff warns of new scam targeting real estate agents.
Sheriff Mike Slupe says the scam appears to be happening across the state and has recently been contacted by at least one local real estate agent.
The fraudster said the call was with area code 724 and that he was a lieutenant in the Butler County Sheriff’s office.
The fraudster then asks the real estate agent to pay the violation penalty.
The sheriff’s office says they will never ask for a fine over the phone. If someone is contacted by the scammers, hang up and call the sheriff’s office.