In the latest calls received by some residents the caller states he is Lt. Alan Bradford of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. (LCSO does not have an employee by that name) He informs the resident that they have outstanding warrants for failure to appear and contempt of court charges for not showing up for jury duty. He threatens the victim with having a deputy come to his house and arrest him or he could buy Google Play Cards, scratch the covering off the number on the card and send it to him. Unfortunately, the victim did so and is out $1,000. A second victim was scammed by the same caller which resulted in a loss of $1,500. Scammers are using correct terminology and are very convincing when speaking to victims and during a two-day period this week resulted in the loss of at least $2,500.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office advises all citizens this is scam. The sheriff’s office does not accept money to cancel a warrant or an order for arrest. All warrants are served in person and not by telephone. Citizens should not provide any personal identifying information over the phone, purchase any money cards and give the card number to the caller.
THIS IS A SCAM!
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