LQ Police Department has received information of scam phone calls from people impersonating Johnson County Sheriff’s Office personnel.
What to do:
Scammers are trying to get potential victims to pay them, saying there are fines due
for missing a court date or in order to get out of a warrant, according to the sheriff’s office.
It is recommended that you get the name, title and return number for the person claiming to be
with the agency. Then, call (913) 715-5400 and ask to speak to that person.
What not to do:
Do not give personal information to anyone who claims to be with the Sheriff’s Office via phone.
Do not transfer money from your bank account because someone over the internet or phone tells you to.
Do not pay someone via bank transfer, gift card or any other way via phone.
Deputies do call people about warrants from time to time, but actual deputies will never ask for a payment.
If you’ve lost money because of a scam, file a complaint on the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center online. To file a complaint, click on this link.