View the Fall 2020 Edition of the Virginia Sheriff's Institute Newsletter for Fauquier County Sheriff's Office.
Prescription Drug drop box - donated by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative installed at Sheriff's Office. Citizens can now dispose of unwanted prescription drugs safely at the Sheriff's Office courtesy of ODEC Remington, VA plant manager Richard Evans who so graciously donated this much needed drop box.
The Fauquier County Sheriff's Office goal is to provide quality service to our citizens and community through honor, professionalism, commitment, compassion, and accountability.
A MESSAGE FROM SHERIFF MOSIER October, 2020
With the change in seasons, we are experiencing cooler temperatures and beautiful fall foliage, not only in Fauquier County, but also throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Despite the many challenges of the past few months due to COVID-19, we at the Sheriff’s Office, hope you and your families and friends are well and able to enjoy everything autumn brings.
Whether you may be engaging in hiking, biking, fishing, gardening, other sporting activities or taking in the beautiful Virginia countryside, we want you to be safe and enjoy yourselves.
Unfortunately, in addition to health concerns and financial issues, the COVID-19 pandemic has also created an overabundance of scammers, who are exploiting people and trying to dupe them out of personal information and money. These are unprecedented times, and the COVID-19 crisis has presented law enforcement and our citizens with unique challenges, but our citizens are strong and resilient and together we will weather this storm!
Be assured, your safety is our number one priority at the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Do not fall prey to scammers who will say anything and promise you anything in order to steal your personal information and money. Stay aware of any suspicious activity, hang up on unusual telephone calls, ignore online offers and don’t respond to texts/emails from individuals and companies you do not recognize. Here are some additional tips:
- The Sheriff’s Office, other government agencies and reputable companies or corporations will never ask you to make payments with gift cards.
- The Social Security Administration does not collect debts by telephone. Never share your personal information with anyone over the telephone.
- The IRS does not collect debts by telephone.
- Law enforcement agencies, the police, Sheriff’s Office, FBI do not collect fines or bail money for relatives in jail over the telephone.
- If anyone asks you to cash a check and send that cash, gift cards or money orders back to them, it is a SCAM. Do not do it!
- If you are ever in doubt, call the Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300, 24 hours a day, before conducting any questionable transactions. Do not be a victim! Hang up the telephone and call us.
If you have any questions or concerns about scams, please contact the Sheriff’s Office. It is a privilege to serve as your Sheriff. I urge you to help Fauquier County’s law enforcement efforts by reporting crimes or suspicious activity when you see them so we can do our very best to keep this community a safe place to work, play, live and raise our families.
I appreciate your continued support.
Robert P. Mosier
Sheriff, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office
Working together, law enforcement and our local communities will make a positive impact for the future.
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