The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is warning about a phone scam. Authorities say the scammer calls and identifies himself as Sergeant Carl Hendrickson in an effort that you'll give him financial or other information.

The scammer identifies himself as a Sergeant with the Yakima County Sheriff

Sheriff's officials say the scammer calls people leaving a voicemail like this;
‘You have reached the confidential mailbox of Sergeant Carl Hendrickson, if this is an emergency please hang up and dial 911, if not please leave a brief message with your name and phone number and I’ll return your call at my earliest convenience.  Thanks, and have a blessed day.”

Authorities say don't respond to the voice message

Sheriff's officials say it's not Sergeant Carl Hendrickson so don't respond to the voicemail. They're calling him "fake Carl."
They say “Fake Carl”, wants to discuss important court documents and calls from the number (509)653-0668.
Deputies say "don’t fall for whatever “Fake Carl” wants. He probably wants money, gift cards, or Green Dot cards."

Check the BBB for any information on business and scams

If you need the Yakima County Sheriff's Office contact the office at 509-574-2500.
If you have any questions or concerns about ongoing scams in Washington State check with the Better Business Bureau at

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