Scammer poses as Lubbock Sheriff’s Office deputy

Scammer poses as Lubbock Sheriff’s Office deputy

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a suspect who is allegedly posing as a Lubbock Sheriff’s Office deputy.

LSO has received several complaints of an individual calling Lubbock and surrounding area residence and representing himself as a Lubbock Sheriff’s deputy, according to LSO spokesman Lt. Brian Taylor. “This individual tells the resident that they have warrants out for their arrest,” Taylor said, “typically for failing to show up for jury duty, and that they need to put a $500 security bond.”

The suspect also tells people that he can take a fine payment over the phone, according to Taylor. Then, the suspect will continue the call with payment information, directions to the prospective victim and how the payment can be made to reconcile the bogus warrant.

He said the scam should be reported to law enforcement immediately. Officials urge citizens to contact LSO at (806) 775-1601.

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