Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Beware Of ‘Pay or Be Arrested’ Scam

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is receiving reports of a telephone scam involving the threat of being arrested.
The scammer claims to be a law enforcement officer with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office or Naples Police Department and tells the victim there is a warrant for his or her arrest. The scammer then advises victim that he or she may pay a fee to avoid being arrested.
The CCSO and NPD will not request money in lieu of an arrest. Anyone receiving this type of call should hang up on the scammer.
For assistance with any suspicious encounter involving a request for money or personal information, contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s Call Before You “Pay” hotline – 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. Mondays through Fridays.