POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE UPDATE ON PHONE SCAMS - JUNE 5, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017
POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE UPDATE ON PHONE SCAMS
****UPDATE June 5, 2017****
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of the WARRANT PROCEDURE PHONE SCAM still taking place.
Even if the scammers use current employees that you recognize as Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies, please verify with Polk County Dispatch at (515) 286-3333 any telephone calls you receive asking for cash or credit card numbers regarding warrants or jury duty. THIS IS NOT THE PROCEDURE FOR TAKING CARE OF WARRANTS! As a general rule, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office does not discuss or take care of valid warrants over the telephone.
Protect yourself and be diligent. DO NOT MAKE MONEY TRANSACTIONS OVER THE TELEPHONE IN REGARDS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT SITUATIONS and call your local law enforcement agency for any questions if you have doubts.