Bexar County sheriff warns of phone call scam – San Antonio Express-News

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office warned residents Sunday morning of an ongoing scam.

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office warned residents Sunday morning of an ongoing scam.

Bexar County Sheriff Facebook

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office warned residents Sunday morning of an ongoing scam.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said on Facebook “any calls from ‘high ranking members’ of the BCSO who claim to have a warrant for your arrest are TOTAL SCAMS.”

Salazar said the sheriff’s office does not make any calls similar to the one’s scammers are making.

“Hang up and disregard,” the sheriff said.

The scammers are calling people and threatening that they will be arrested because of missed court or jury duty.

To avoid being arrested, people are being asked to:

Give credit card info;

Give personal info;

Pay with gift cards;

Pay with any app;

Withdraw cash and go somewhere to pay.

Salazar warns scammers are identifying themselves as high-ranking BCSO officers. He also warns phone numbers have been “spoofed” so the caller ID will show an actual BCSO phone number.

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