Saturday, October 31, 2020

Scam Alert from the Southlake Police Department

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Southlake Police are warning residents to beware of over the phone money scams.

The Southlake Police Department is warning our citizens to beware of scammers who may call trying to get money from you.

We have handled several cases today in which a citizen receives a call from someone claiming to be a police officer.  The caller then claims that the citizen has a warrant for his or her arrest and must immediately pay money to prevent being arrested. The caller instructs the person to immediately obtain a green dot money card that must be dropped off at a separate location to avoid arrest.

Police have also received a report of a different scam in which the caller claims that the citizen is being fined for missing jury duty. The caller often has the last four digits of the potential victim’s social security number, making the call sound legitimate.

Please rest assured that no law enforcement agency would ever request money over the phone. If you receive a call like this, please immediately hang up and notify the Southlake Police Department on the non-emergency line at 817-743-4522.