You’ve probably heard about the scam where someone calls to say (a) you’ve missed jury duty, (b) there’s a warrant for your arrest, and (c) you can only avoid going to jail if you purchase a money card and give them the number or else send money through a wire transfer.
You already know not to fall for that, right? But the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports that recently they have heard instances of callers who have the names of actually Lieutenants at the SCSO and they pretend to be that person calling.
I spoke with Lt. Ron Parsons on Friday who said scam callers will go to the website of local law enforcement agencies and find the names of officers of the law, then make phone calls under that name. They even give you a phone number to call to check your status. The SCSO has checked out one of the numbers and says it sounds professional and legitimate, but it isn’t. If you receive a call like this, hang up and call the real SCSO warrants division at 501-831-7131 to check it out.