The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning that someone is calling county residents claiming to be a Sheriff’s Office deputy with a warrant for their arrest. Sheriff’s Office reception staff received five reports of this scam in a two-day period.
According to the citizen reports, the caller told the potential victim that they needed to pay immediately over the phone by purchasing “Green Dot” money cards at a local store. The victim is required to stay on the phone as the transaction is completed. After completing the transaction, the victim was instructed to go to the Snohomish County Courthouse to have the warrant quashed and receive a refund. No money is returned.
The Sheriff’s Office points out that you can check to see if you have any outstanding misdemeanor warrants at http://www.snoco.org/outstandingwarrants/.
Just a reminder, police will not call you and demand payment for anything nor will they call you to tell you that there is a warrant for your arrest and that they are on their way.
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