Scammers impersonating police officers and other law enforcement personnel are “ramping up their activity in our area,” according to a press release from the Kenton County Sheriff’s Office.
Specifically, the release warns about phone calls from people claiming that someone has a warrant out for their arrest and that they need to pay a fee or fine over the phone or risk legal trouble.
The release advises that people will not be notified via phone call, email or text if there is a warrant out for their arrest nor will law enforcement ever solicit payment over the phone. Similarly, they warn against scammers who claim that someone has missed jury duty in an effort to tease out payment or information.
If you suspect someone is trying to scam you over the phone, the sheriff recommends calling and leaving a report with the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection at (888)432-9257.