Be on the Alert for a New Scam

I know you might not live in the DFW area. However, it is good to educate yourself on various types of scams. This way, you will know it when you see it!

Be on the Alert for a New Scam

I know you might not live in the DFW area. However, it is good to educate yourself on various types of scams. This way, you will know it when you see it!

Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner is warning citizens throughout Collin County and the DFW Metroplex to be on the alert for a dangerous scam being perpetrated by individuals posing as Collin County Deputy Sheriffs. Individuals posing as Deputy Sheriffs are calling citizens and advising them there has been a warrant issued for their arrest for failing to answer a jury summons.

The citizen is directed to remain on the telephone and bring cash to the Sheriff's Office in McKinney where they are to meet the "deputy" in the parking lot in order to pay a fine. These criminals attempt to keep their victims on the phone in order to keep their victim from calling the real authorities while they are on the way to bring money.

Sheriff Skinner wants the public to know that NONE of our deputies, or ANY other law enforcement official, would EVER contact anyone and request they bring money to pay a fine. THIS IS A SCAM!! Law enforcement does NOT take money, in any form, from citizens for any purpose!! If you, or anyone you know, is contacted in this manner, please report this immediately to your local law enforcement authorities or the Collin County Sheriff's Office at (972) 547-5100.

I live in the area so this is really good to know! Thanks Bob.

This is scary. Usually there's a level of automatic trust when you hear the words "law enforcement". I hope they find the people doing this and put a stop to it.

The scam artists are getting much more clever in how they pull off crimes. You have to be on your toes!

Same type of phone and email scams with "IRS agents". We have lots of people calling us saying they received a call from the IRS with a warrant out for their arrest. For more info check out this article: http://taxhelponline.com/resources-and-publications/electronic-newsletter.html/188.html

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Five things every US citizen needs to know about contacts from the IRS to protect themselves from being scammed by impostors. Article from February 2017 Pilla Talks Taxes electronic newsletter..

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Great info @pillajpila

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