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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.

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Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
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Civil: (515) 286-3800
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: (515) 286-3333
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: (515) 286-3306