Law Enforcement officials warn of ‘boss scam’

The latest in the long list of scams is using employers as their hook
Tazewell County Sheriff's Office is warning the public of a new scam where scammers pose as supervisors, friends, or even bosses.
Published: Jan. 18, 2023 at 8:34 PM EST
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TAZEWELL, W.Va. (WVVA) -Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a scam known as the ‘boss scam’ in which someone calls in, pretending to be your friend, supervisor, or even boss. They all ask for money in the form of gift cards.

The office has received reports of this very scam and are urging everyone to be vigilant if this happens to you.

They warn that employees could receive a message saying that the supervisor can’t call them.

The message goes on to tell employees to purchase gift cards and then give the number on the card to the person posing as the supervisor.

If this has happened to you, you are encouraged to contact law enforcement immediately.