Loudoun County: Possible phone scam

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising residents of a possible phone scam where the caller claims to be collecting donations for a law enforcement youth fund.

A Loudoun resident recently got an unsolicited call where the person on the other end of the line claimed they were collecting donations for the local Sheriff's Office for a troubled youth program. The resident recognized the call as a possible scam and did not send any money to the caller. The phone number used was determined to be a voice over IP number and likely originated overseas.

"The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office does not solicit money from residents or conduct fundraisers over the phone," said Sheriff Mike Chapman.

If you are a resident of Loudoun County and believe you were a victim of this scam or of a similar scam, please contact the Loudoun County Sheriff's at 703-777-1021.