Warrant Scam

Date: 4/14/2015

Warrant Scam

Warrant Scam
By: Sergeant Aaron Harding

On 04/14/15 the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received several reports by citizens stating they had been contacted by a male subject claiming to work for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

The male caller identifies himself, using various names of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office employees. The male told the citizens they had missed Jury Duty, and a warrant had been issued for their arrest. The subject then asked the citizens to send him money to clear up the warrant or they will be arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office wants the public to know that this is a scam, and that they should never send someone money without verifying the information they are being provided first. It is not common practice for the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office to advise a citizen they have a warrant over the phone. In most cases a citizen with a warrant will be contacted in person, and the Deputy will have proper credentials when serving the warrant.

Anyone receiving phone calls similar to this in nature is asked to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911 to report it.

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