Douglas County Sheriff's Office

MEDIA RELEASE

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin
SHERIFF

 

 
Date/Time of Release:  08/07/2014 - 15:20
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Scam Alert  
Date/Time of Incident:  08/07/2014 - 15:15
Incident Location:  Douglas County, Oregon  
Case Number:  n/a  
n/a:  n/a

For the past few days, several Douglas County residents have reported getting a phone call from a male subject representing himself as a Lieutenant with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. This person tells the victims that they have a warrant for their arrest, but if they purchase reloadable credit cards and bring them to the courthouse the warrant will be dismissed.

THIS IS A SCAM. The Sheriff's Office will not call you about a warrant and they will never request prepaid or reloadable gift cards.

If area residents get a call like this they should hang up. Always use caution when being asked for money or personal information. If anyone believes they have been the victim of fraud because of this or any other scam they should contact their local law enforcement agency to file a report.


     
     
     
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