Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam Going Through Natrona County

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to receive telephone calls concerning an ongoing telephone scam.

Individuals are calling citizens of Natrona County and identifying themselves as Natrona County Sheriff’s Deputies or using fictitious deputies’ names.

The individuals tell the citizen they missed jury duty and have an active warrant for their arrest. While they have the citizen on the telephone, they attempt to gather more personal information and request the citizen pay the warrant over the telephone.

They request the citizen to go and purchase some type of card, such as a Green Dot Card.

They often want the citizen to stay on the phone with them while they go and purchase the card. The scammer will then have the citizen scratch the back of the card to reveal the security code for that card and read them the code over the telephone.

Once they have the security code, they are able to transfer the balance of the card to themselves. The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public they do not call citizens who have active warrants for their arrest and solicit money from them over the telephone.

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may receive a telephone call concerning a warrant for their arrest, to not give out any financial or personal information, and end their conversation immediately.