Randall County Sheriff Issues Phone Scam Alert

AMARILLO - Press Release:
The Randall County Sheriff’s Office has been contacted by a citizen who reported that a familiar phone scam is being tried again in our area.  The caller received a phone call on Saturday November 18th, 2017 from a person who identified themselves as Lieutenant Carl Johnson of the Randall County Sheriff’s Office.  The imposter told the man that he had missed a subpoena to court or a summons for jury duty. The scammer told the caller that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.  The caller said he was offered an easy payment plan to remedy this matter.
 
Apparently the caller ID showed the calling number came from a BSA telephone number that had apparently been “spoofed”.  The caller immediately recognized this as a scam attempt.
 
Law Enforcement will never call any citizen to collect money to have them pay off a warrant.  If you receive one of these calls, simply hang up.  Do not call law enforcement if you receive one of these calls.  If there is a monetary loss, law enforcement may take a fraud report from you but there is little we can do about this since these calls come from all over the world.  If you don’t recognize a number on your caller ID, let your voice mail take the call.  Then you can decide if you want call them back if a message is left.  Also, never take a solicitation call that begins as a recorded greeting and asks you to press a key to talk to someone.  Once you do that, your number will be captured by these

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