SC: Deputies warn of arrest warrant-issued scam targeting residents on sex offender registry

Source: 8/25/23

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) – The Anderson County Sheriff’s said deputies are investigating a scam targeting residents on the sex offender registry.

Deputies said the scammers are calling victims, telling them they have not appeared in court and there is an active warrant for their arrest because they are violating their sex offender registry.

According to deputies, the scammers then text the victims a copy of a fake arrest warrant and tell them to get a gift card to pay a fine to clear up the warrant.

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At least law enforcement have the decency to warn the members of our peculiar fraternity about the scam. Given the level of distrust that so many of us have of law enforcement agencies given our experience with them I’m sure many of us would think they would simply write us off as not being worth the trouble.

What they should do is agree to pay with a gift card at the designated meeting spot, but the registrant calls the police and/or sheriff and tells them when and where they are meeting the impersonator so they could be there undercover and arrest the impersonator when the registrant makes a certain identifying gesture that this is the one.

and lets see.. Let mme guess who has facilitated this crime…. Ohhhh the STATE of South Carolina !! Thiere Government !! NEVER TRUST GOVERNMENT !!! They are just as CORRUPT as RUSSIA !!


I have had a theory going back since the scams started but I can’t get a straight answer. Law enforcement has “investigated” these scams before but no arrests have ever been made.

The scams also happen in states that do not publish the telephone numbers of registered persons. I believe the scammers are directly connected to sites like BeenVerified and TruthFinder.

As Janice says, when you get one of these scam calls, “Just Hang Up”.

I had one of those call here in California, about a week ago, and caller gave me a name and “badge number” and I said can you give your phone number so someone can call you after I call the local police to confirm your identity? He hung up.

I’ve had several of these calls, but I always let it go to voicemail. I called the Lake County Sheriff the first time I was left a message with a temporary phone number to call. The sheriff’s department didn’t take a report or even care that someone was impersonating an officer.

Got a letter a couple months back from the Riverside Superior Court, said I had unpaid court fees from my original case back in 2000, said if didn’t mail in $1600 by a certain date A wart for my arrest would be issued.
It looked real had the cases # and the court stamp BUT I knew it was fake because I got all my riverside cases 17(b) and 1203.4 so there’s no way I have outstanding court fees.

This is targeted harassment which the registry is facilitating. Just one of the many toxi side effects of being forced to register.

It’s targeted harassment and weaponized hate!

If SOs names and addresses were not made public they would not have to worry about warning SOs of scams targeting them – Simple!