SCAM ALERT: Legal Issues Are Not Solved Over The Phone - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SCAM ALERT: Legal Issues Are Not Solved Over The Phone

SPOKANE, Wash. -

If you get a phone call from a person claiming to be a law enforcement officer looking to take care of a warrant over the phone, don't fall for it. 

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said in a press release issued on Monday that a south hill resident recently had someone call them claiming to be a law enforcement officer and said the resident had warrants for her arrest. The scammer also asked for credit card information to make the warrant go away. This is a scam. 

Deputy Craig Chamberlin said law enforcement does not call people with warrants requesting payment over the phone. Chamberlin said this scam has been going around both here locally and nationwide for a while now. It is important that if you receive a call like this, to report it to Crime Check at 456-2233, and never give out your personal information over the phone. 

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