Scammers attempt to dupe residents with con threatening arrest, police say
MONROE COUNTY, MI – Scammers are once again attempting to dupe residents with claims there will be a warrant issued for their arrest if the victim fails to send them money.
Once again, the real police are warning the public that they will never call someone demanding payment to make a warrant go away.
On Wednesday, May 4, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office received reports form residents claiming they were contacted by a law enforcement officer who told them either there was a warrant out for their arrest, or they had missed jury duty and were now in trouble, police said.
The scammers then demanded payment to “fix” the issue by providing the victims with a number for a bill payment program that sounds legitimate, but is not, police said.
The sheriff’s office warns resident to be wary of any unsolicited calls and to never provide financial information to anyone over the phone.
Anyone who has fallen victim to a similar scam or has any additional questions is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 734-240-7563 or Monroe County Central Dispatch at 734-243-7070.
Police also warn residents to be skeptical of questionable phone calls and messages like these:
– You did not win a free boat trip
– No one is trying to call you about your car’s warranty
– You did not fail to show up for jury duty and a warrant has been issued for your arrest
– Police are not going to call and ask for gift cards to pay off a pending warrant
– No one from the Social Security…