Source: cbs17.com 11/17/21
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it recently learned of a scam aimed at getting thousands in cash from those on the sex offender registry.
The sheriff’s office said an investigator received two calls on Wednesday about the scam.
Both cases involved a caller saying a person needed to bring $2,000 in cash to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to avoid arrest for failure to appear and comply with a DNA order.
“The people who received the calls were told this was not a scam, they would not be asked for gift cards,” the sheriff’s office said in a release.
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No other criminals get scammed like a registrant. Scammers work hard for their money, law enforcement states don’t do, and yet it’s not punishment. This country is bat ship crazy.
Someone in California tried that kind of scam on me. I saw through it fortunately but not before I was mighty frightened by it.
After I told the sheriff I register with at my annual registration about receiving two voice scam voice mails which I ignored, she stated I would never call you, I would just come arrest you with no notification. I stated that is another reason why I knew the calls were scams.
But this article makes me realize I probably should inform my family, especially my elderly parents, about the scammer issues so they will not be concerned should they receive a scam phone call and to keep my elderly parents from losing money on my behalf.
“No law enforcement officer will ask for cash or gift cards to satisfy a person’s obligations to the court.” Fortunately as far as I know, no actual law enforcement has asked for cash/credit/gift cards/etc for such a thing. BUT, we all know law enforcement officers are human and some do break the law. Sooner or later these scams WILL be done by actual LE agents.
We’re being scammed because we’re forced to comply with a scam. How American.