POLK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WARNS OF PHONE SCAMS UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Warns Of Phone Scams Update
September 19th, 2017
Scammers are still contacting citizens stating they have a warrant for their arrest and are using the names of current Polk County Sheriff’s Office employees, telling them they need to pay a sum of money to avoid being arrested. 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.
If you receive calls similar to these, DO NOT follow the instructions given, but contact Polk County Dispatch at (515) 286-3333 or your local law enforcement agency to report the receipt of these types of calls. Be diligent and aware that there are individuals that will represent themselves under false pretenses for personal gain.