Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

September 15, 2017

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  They threaten the individual they are speaking with they have missed Jury Duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest.  If they don't follow directions to clear up the warrant(s), they will be arrested.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an actual employee of the Sheriff's Office. 

They are taking a significant amount of time trying to pressure individuals into meeting to clear up these warrants to include multiple calls and text messages.  In some cases they are trying to coax individuals into going to a store to obtain green dot cards.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens that our Office NEVER calls or sends texts to inform individuals they have an active warrant and NEVER asks individuals to make payments or arrangements to clear up a warrant.  We will also NEVER call to ask for money, for any reason.

If you have information about or fallen victim to this or any other scam, please contact 719-390-5555, and ask to have a deputy to come out and take a report.

MR 17-099