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June 22nd, 2014

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scam


Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone ScamThe Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma warns local residents about a Phone Scam that is operating in the area.

The Sheriff, Joe Lester stated that their office have received 3 complaints on Friday afternoon from local residents who have experienced such calls from a man who claims to be the sheriff’s deputy, and has requested that the victims send him money. The scammers is known to identify himself as “Sgt. Joseph Kelly” or “Officer Hall.” There is no one with such name who works there.

The reports state that the scammer tells the victim that he/she has an active warrant for their arrest due to them failing to appear for jury duty, a fine has been issued and a payment is requested to ensure their arrest is not made. No one has yet fallen for this scam and no money has been sent to the frausters.

“The calls are a scam, Lester said. If you receive a call from this individual, hang up and immediately call the sheriff’s office to report the incident,” Lester said.

To make a report, call 701-8888.


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