Sheriff’s Office

FRAUDULENT DEMANDS MADE USING SHERIFF’S OFFICE NAME

Monday, February 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 10, 2014

FRAUDULENT DEMANDS MADE USING SHERIFF’S OFFICE NAME

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was made aware once again of a fraudulent phone scam demanding payment in order to rectify an outstanding debt and avoid being arrested. Several phone calls have been received by victims around the metro area.  The caller claimed to be with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division and victims were instructed by the caller to immediately repay an alleged outstanding debt through a “Money Pack” or “Green Card” at Wal-Mart. These calls were received from a number with an area code of (515) and a prefix of 230.  Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating these incidents and will continue to follow up on these incidents.

 

     Similar requests claiming to be made by representatives of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are indeed false and should be reported to local law enforcement.  This type of activity is a crime and will be investigated and taken very seriously.

 

 

 

    

    

 

 

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