The Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office recently sent out a press release warning citizens of a “Warrant for your arrest” scam taking place in town.
Suspects in this scam are calling local citizens demanding payment of a bail or fine to prevent arrest. These suspects are identifying themselves as law enforcement and supplying various reasons for the warrant of arrest. The most recent reports have been told they have missed jury duty.
Suspects most often “spoof” the caller ID number to reflect the name and number of a local law enforcement agency. As with other scams, the suspects instruct each person to obtain a prepaid credit card and give them the displayed front card number and the card code from the back of the card.
Actions to combat this SCAM: