SCSO warns of possible phone scam

Published 3:19 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office warns of possible phone scams. (File)

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns of possible phone scams. (File)


On Tuesday, March 17, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a local resident indicating that he had received a phone call from a female posing as a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office employee.

The female told him that he had an arrest warrant through the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and gave him a phone number to call to pay and have it cleared.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn the public that no member of the Sheriff’s Office will ever solicit payment for a fine over the telephone.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office does not collect fines or solicit money for any purpose. Furthermore, the local, and state judicial system does not contact residents by phone to ask for personal information such as your Social Security number, date of birth or credit card numbers.

If you receive one of these phone calls, do not provide any personal or confidential information to these individuals, and do not offer payment over the telephone.

If you have already been contacted and have already given out your personal information, please monitor your account statements and credit reports, and contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.