Caller identifies themselves as a sergeant with the sheriff's department and notifies residents that there is a warrant out for their arrest that they can resolve with a money order.
The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) is investigating several scams in the area where the caller identifies themselves as a sergeant with the sheriff’s department and says there is a warrant out for the person they are calling's arrest.
The caller then says that the person can request to resolve or recall the warrant, but that requires a money order, usually in an amount over $1,000.
“The caller was reported to be rude and forceful with their tactics. Unfortunately, some of our citizens have complied and are victims of fraud,” the PCSD said on Thursday after multiple residents reported the scam to the sheriff’s department.
The PCSD advises residents to remain vigilant when receiving phone calls soliciting any personal information or the transfer of money by either credit card or wire transfer.
“This is a well known scam and anyone receiving a call should not give any information to the caller, hang up the phone and notify your local law enforcement agency if you feel it’s necessary,” the PCSD says.