Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Beware Of Telephone Scam
Members of the Warrants Bureau do on occasion contact members of the public who have outstanding arrest warrants. This is done in cases in which individuals have a released-on-your-own-recognizance (ROR) bond or are wanted for a minor and non-violent offense. There is never an instance in which a member of the CCSO Fugitive Warrants Bureau asks for money.
Anyone who encounters a suspicious e-mail, phone call, text or other form of communication can call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Call Before You “Pay” hotline at 239.252.CALL (2255). The hotline is staffed by a CCSO deputy in the Financial Crimes Bureau between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Based on the information provided, the deputy will advise whether the communication sounds like a scam and provide tips to help the caller make a wise decision before moving forward.