MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is urging everyone to take extra caution after the department sees a rise in more telephone scams. They say more and more people are taking the extra steps to try and con you out of your money.
The last thing new mom Kaitlin McDaniel expected was a warrant for her arrest. She recently received a voicemail from a man saying he was with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
The entire message was only about 20 seconds long. Intrigued, she called back.
“He said there was currently a warrant for my arrest because I had not shown up in court the day prior,” McDaniel said.
She says he claimed he had legal records she had signed.
“And that was not possible because I was on maternity leave,” McDaniel said.
He went on to say she either needed to pay a fine or be arrested and detained. She says he knew the details about where she worked.
“He had my work address, he had…