Sheriff Mancuso warning citizens of reported scam
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - In a press release Friday, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso issued a warning to residents regarding a reported scam that has recently resurfaced in the area.
Victims reported receiving a phone call stating a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to their failure to appear for jury duty, according to Mancuso.
The caller, who claims to be a deputy with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office or some other law enforcement agency, instructs the victim to purchase a prepaid card to void the warrant and avoid arrest, Mancuso said.
According to Mancuso, this is a scam.
According to the press release, Mancuso wants residents to know that the majority of the time a valid arrest warrant is served in person by law enforcement officials; however, in some circumstances, a law enforcement official may call you if you have a warrant but under no circumstance will that officer ever ask for money or any form of payment.
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