Nacogdoches Sheriff Warns Residents of ‘Warrant Scam’
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department is warning area residents that the 'Warrant Scam' is still ongoing in Nacogdoches County. Con artists are continuing to evolve in their technology.
They are using a call back number of 936-253-6030 that has an automated recording system that identifies itself as the Nacogdoches County Warrant Division. In that recording, it gives you a list of names to choose from, including the name of Sheriff Jason Bridges.
Be aware that this is a scam. These con artists are advising citizens that they have missed a court date and have a warrant for their arrest. They are demanding payment, or are threatening to have the person arrested.
The Nacogdoches County Government will not operate in this fashion. If you have missed a court date, then you will receive a letter in the mail. At no time, will any deputy with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office ever request money from someone.
If you receive any call like this, please hang up and do not engage in conversation. If you have questions about the call, or have been scammed, please contact your local law enforcement agency to file a report.
The Sheriff's Office received numerous complaints about this scam on Sunday and more calls have come in on Tuesday. If you receive any suspicious phone calls, please verify any phone numbers before calling the person back.