Manatee County Sheriff Office says be Careful of Fraudulent Website
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is alerting citizens of a fake website, claiming to be the Law Enforcement agency.
The Sheriff's Office wants the public to know and be aware that the site: www.manatee-sheriff.org is not the real Manatee County Sheriff's Office website. The only website used by the department is manateesheriff.com. There is no (dash)....
Detectives with the MCSO, say that the scammers behind this "fake website" have used photos from the real Sheriff's Office website in an attempt to make their site appear legitimate.
The Manatee Sheriff's Office tells us that one victim received a phone call demanding payment for a fine from someone claiming to be an employee of MCSO and demanding payment via this fraudulent website.
If you or anyone you know, receives a call or message directing them to this "fake website", MCSO says that you should NOT provide any payment or personal information AND that you should contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Here is a link to the real MCSO website: http://www.manateesheriff.com/#gsc.tab=0