Berkshire Co. Sheriff: No threat from alleged door-to-door scam


BERKSHIRE COUNTY, M.A. (NEWS10) — The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office says there is no reason for heightened concern following reports of a door-to-door scam targeting children’s personal information.

The Sheriff’s Office says it was alerted via social media on Saturday, February 15 of reports of a person identifying themselves as a member of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office and asking for private information about children, including photos, hair samples and birthdates.

In a post on Facebook following the reports, the sheriff’s office wrote: “Please be advised, we are not currently doing this as part of a program and have not done this in the past!”

Now, following a thorough investigation, the Sheriff’s Office says it has determined no one ever presented themselves as officers in any law enforcement agency and that there was no threat to the safety of any children in the community.

Investigators believe the reported scam to be an isolated incident, with no reason for heightened concern for public safety.


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