Bourne: Scammers Pose As Sheriff’s Department

Credit: Bourne Police

Credit: Bourne Police

Bourne Police are warning residents to be aware of scammers posing as the Sheriff’s Department. 


Lt. Brandon Esip tells WATD News that the scammers will often use the names of actual deputies to make them appear more legitimate. 


Esip says this isn’t the way legitimate law enforcement agencies operate. 


Esip says this scam has been seen across the country and is similar to calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents. 

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.