Scammers want your money! They know that registrants are vulnerable, so they think up the most outrageous ways to scare us or make impossible promises to get our money.
If you know about a new one, please add it as a comment and include a link.
Scam letters from attorneys:
A common scam is flyers mailed by attorneys who say they can magically get you off the registry but only if you throw piles of money at them. Listen to ACSOL instead. Talk to Janice if you are tempted to waste your money on one of them!
Download the following PDFs of sample scam letters:
- Child Molester! Scare tactics attorney scam
- Jesus wants you to give me money – Attorney scam
- Tier assignment lawyer scam letter
- I Just Want My Life Back attorney scam letter
Links to web articles about scams targeting registrants:
Don’t fall for these! If anyone threatens to arrest you if you don’t give them money, don’t give them money! Call the office where you register to confirm there is no warrant and report them.
PA: State officials warn of sex offender registry scam [timesobserver.com – 5/16/21]
VSP warning about phone scam targeting registered sex offenders [wric.com – 5/4/21]
Shady scam bots trick Omegle users into nonconsensual video sex recordings [blog.malwarebytes.com – 4/16/21]
CA: New phone scam targeting registered sex offenders [actionnewsnow.com – 2/9/21]
NE: Scammers targeting Madison County sex offenders [kearneyhub.com – 4/20/20]
NEW Scam targeting registrants: Extortion letter [floridaactioncommittee.org – 11/6/19]
Scammers Targeting Registrants [blog.womenagainstregistry.org – 7/4/18]
Scam Alert: $2,000 Fine for Moving Without Reporting [sosen.org 5/9/18]