Scammers impersonating McCracken Co., KY Sheriff's Department

Published: Jun. 7, 2017 at 4:41 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2017 at 2:34 PM CDT
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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The McCracken County Sheriff's Department have received numerous telephone reports from area residents stating that they had received calls from an individual claiming to be a "Sgt. Davis" with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department.

The department said the telephone number being used as of June 20 by the caller is 270-908-3003 and they are in the process of attempting to shut the number down.

The caller states that there are active arrest warrants for them and that they need to call a telephone number to get instructions on how to send in money to get this taken care of.

The caller goes on to say that if they do not, they will be arrested.

The department identified the caller as a male voice with an American accent. They said the caller also advises residents to go to Kroger to buy a Green Dot card and to read the card's information to them to satisfy a fine or civil judgment to avoid being arrested.

Officials are saying that law enforcement agencies do not in any circumstances handle arrest warrants in this manner, ever.

With the new technology that is available, scammers are able to make any telephone number they wish to appear of someone's caller ID, which in some situations may help in trying to convince the caller that the call is legitimate. The sheriff's department is looking into this matter. Authorities say you should ignore these types of calls and we would suggest to just hang up.

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