The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls from citizens reporting that they have received a phone call or message on their voice mail from a person identifying himself as Deputy Mike Denton with their department.
The caller tells the person to call 540-707-4070, Ext. 4. When the person calls that number the caller receives an automated recording stating the caller has reached the Bedford County Sheriff's Office. The callers enters Ext. 4 and a man answers the phone and identifies himself as Deputy Mike Denton. The man instructs the caller to go and purchase a gift card and give him the number of the card over the phone.
There is no one employed at the Bedford County Sheriff's Department named Mike Denton.
This is a scam!