Franklin County Sheriff
PHONE SCAM ALERT!

PHONE SCAM ALERT!

Sheriff Zach Scott warns residents of Franklin County about a reported phone scam happening in your area. The Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple reports of a phone scam in which the caller identifies himself as being from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, and the victim owes funds or fines for not showing up for jury duty.

Sheriff Scott states, “No one from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will ever contact someone and demand that they pay a fine or face jail time. Have no doubt, check it out. If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t. Call us with any questions on suspicious calls.”

In most of the cases the intended victims are told to load the money on a prepaid debit cards via MoneyGram wire transfers or on Green Dot card and give the caller the account information. The scammer will then quickly remove the money from the card before the victim can do anything to stop it. Victims have been scammed out of various amounts of money.

Sheriff Scott reminds residents to follow these tips:

• Don’t respond to phone calls, emails, faxes or text messages warning of dire consequences if you don’t provide sensitive information immediately.
• Don’t provide personal information in response to an unsolicited phone call, email, fax or text message, no matter how legitimate it seems.
• Review your account transactions regularly and contact your bank if you find any unauthorized transactions.
• Always ask for and wait until you receive written material about any demand for payment.
• If you think you have received such a call or scam, obtain the person’s name, business identity, telephone number, street address, and mailing address. Remember, these con artists may give out false names, telephone numbers, or addresses, so you must verify the accuracy of these items.
• Never send money or give out personal information such as credit card numbers and expiration dates, bank account numbers, dates of birth, or social security numbers to unfamiliar companies or unknown persons.

Contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office immediately at (614) 525-3333 if you're unsure of the legitimacy of any phone calls, or if you've responded to what you believe may have been a scam.

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

FCSO along with NBC4 and Kroger, will be conducting a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00am to 2pm at the following Kroger Locations.

 

Kroger Store

55 West Schrock Rd.

Westerville, Ohio 43081

 

Kroger Store

300 S. Hamilton Rd.

Gahanna, Ohio 43230

 

Kroger Store

4656 Cemetery Road

Hilliard, Ohio 43026

 

Kroger Store

1375 Chambers Road

Columbus, Ohio 43212

 

Kroger Store

3637 S. High St

Columbus, Ohio

 

Kroger Store

2090 Crown Plaza Dr.

Columbus, Ohio

 

Kroger Store

6095 Gender Rd.

Canal Winchester, Ohio

 

 

 

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
H.O.P.E. Task Force

H.O.P.E. Task Force

The HOPE Task Force combats the heroin epidemic with a multi-pronged approach: enforcement, education, and prevention.

Learn More

 

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
See Something Say Something

See Something Say Something

Reporting Suspicious Activity

To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

  • Who or what you saw;
  • When you saw it;
  • Where it occurred; and
  • Why it's suspicious.

If there is an emergency,
call 9–1–1.

 

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016

New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016

Effective June 27, 2016, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will be implementing changes to ensure the safety of inmates, staff, and visitors.

Inmate Information

 

 

 

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

Be prepared: Active Shooter event training now being offered by our Patrol and SWAT deputies.

 

This four-hour training is available to schools, colleges, businesses, hospitals and places of worship.

 

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
The Rape Aggression Defense System

The Rape Aggression Defense System

The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD) is a 12 hour comprehensive female–only course with a focus on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance.

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event
Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event

Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event

We participate in many community events around Franklin County.

 

Some of the activities we can perform include issuing child IDs, hosting a “cruiser show and tell,” speaking about our field at a career fair or presenting a safety talk.

  • PHONE SCAM ALERT!
  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
  • H.O.P.E. Task Force
  • See Something Say Something
  • New Inmate Policies - Effective June 27, 2016
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events
  • The Rape Aggression Defense System
  • Book a FCSO Deputy for Your Public Event

"Serving Our Community"

"The Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Columbus, Ohio, is a full service law enforcement agency, an arm of the courts, and the custodial keeper of those who break the law. It is the mission of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Franklin County, to preserve the peace, and to prevent crime and disorder while constantly guarding personal liberties as prescribed by law. This must be done with honor and integrity, conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence."


Services offered by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office are provided to all members of the public on an equal basis without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, qualified veteran status, military status, or disability. It is our policy to fully comply with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting illegal discrimination.