Don't Fall for the Latest Phone Scam! | Big Horn Basin Media

Don’t Fall for the Latest Phone Scam!

Written by on August 7, 2019

A scam is circulating in Park County that threatens residents with arrest on an outstanding warrant.

Sheriff Scott Steward is warning residents to be aware that a fraudulent caller representing himself as a deputy from the Park County Sheriff’s Office is calling residents stating that there is a warrant for their arrest.

Lance Mathess with the Sheriff’s Department says that the caller has even cloned the Sheriff’s Office phone number.

The caller, who has a heavy foreign accent, may also demand that the victim send money or gift cards to avoid arrest.  Mathess reminds callers that in no circumstance would the Sheriff’s Office demand money over the phone.

If you receive a similar call, attempt to get as much information as possible from the caller including the caller ID number and report it to the sheriff’s dispatch at 307-527-8700.  Above all, do not send any money or give the caller any personal information.  Simply tell them that you will deal directly with the court.

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