From a member in New York:
I am an SO on the Registry in NYS. I recently received a scam call from someone claiming to be from my local sheriff’s office (with a heavy southern accent).
Fortunately, I was aware of such scams (I think from one of your emails) and did not bite. I was polite to the person (just in case!), mentioned that I was aware of scams, got his info (including “badge number”) and told him I would call him back at a number that I knew belonged to the local sheriff.
When I called the sheriff, they said that they had gotten several calls about “Lt. Sellers” and that he did not exist.
I just wanted to let you know that these scammers are active and, I think, currently “working” the Northeast SO Registry lists so that you could, perhaps, send out an email to remind everyone. Just trying to spread the word so no one gets screwed.
Thanks for all you do!