Telephone Scams

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Rockingham County is aware of many telephone scams going around, in which individuals are claiming to be Rockingham County officials or employees.   Some of these scams involve claiming the victim has missed jury duty and has a warrant out for arrest, or is due to be served some other court warrant or paperwork.  Other scams have included the individual claiming to be from the IRS and telling the victim they owe money.  Most of these calls are designed to scam the victim out of money or information that can lead to identity theft.

We urge the residents of Rockingham County to exercise extreme caution in releasing any personal information over the phone.  Rockingham County officials and employees will never call you requesting this information.  If you receive a suspicious call from someone claiming to be from one of our departments, please call the number for the department listed on our Contact Us page to verify.

The Rockingham County’s Sheriff’s Office has also provided this press release with additional helpful tips.

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