Sheriff’s Office warns of new scam

Ponca City Now - March 17, 2015 12:47 pm

Capt. Bill Rose with the Kay County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of a new scam which has started in the past few hours.

Rose said the Sheriff’s Office has received three calls since noon Tuesday, all reporting calls from the same telephone number. The caller tells the victims that they have subpoenas for civil warrants and the victim must immediately pay between $150 and $500.

The number being used by the scammers is 580-301-0475, which is in the Altus area. This number is NOT associated with the Kay County Sheriff’s Department.

Rose said one victim was told to meet the caller at the Kay County Courthouse to make their payment. The Sheriff’s Office is not housed in the courthouse.

Rose asks that anyone who receives a call like this call the Sheriff’s Office to report it. Law enforcement officials do not call citizens to demand payment.

There may be other phone numbers being used in this or similar scams. If you get a call with any request for an unexpected payment, call local police or the Sheriff’s Office.

 

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