The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of scammers posing as lieutenants or different officers in an try to gather cash, even threatening to arrest individuals if they don’t pay.
Officers the stated caller would threaten to arrest for an alleged violation, instructing victims to purchase a Inexperienced Dot or different kind of pay as you go card and “cellphone within the cash instantly or threat fast arrest.”
“Sadly, we see a number of scams like this all year long the place suspects scare harmless victims into turning over cash to keep away from arrest,” stated Undersheriff Mike Jaafar. “It’s a ruse that we need to warn individuals about in order that if it occurs to them, they gained’t fall for it.”
Deputies warned residents of an analogous rip-off in January.
As for this specific rip-off, officers stated individuals ought to know:
You’ll by no means be referred to as by an officer threatening arrest for any kind of violation except you pay one thing.
By no means give cash over the cellphone to anybody you don’t personally know.
Name the police in case you proceed to obtain harassing cellphone calls of this nature.
“When doubtful, get the caller’s data and write down the incoming quantity in your cellphone in case you do should report it to police. However I can guarantee you, nobody from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Workplace goes to be calling you demanding money,” Jaafar stated.
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