SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is warning of an ongoing phone scam where criminals pretend to be a member of the Sheriff’s Office, calling to demand money and threatening victims with arrest.
The Sheriff’s Office says they, or any government agency or court, will never call and demand money, especially to get someone out of going to jail.
Most recently, authorities say the scammer claims to be “Sergeant Lance,” spoofing their phone number on caller ID so it looks like victims are actually getting a call from the Sheriff’s Office. The scammer then claims the victim failed to appear for a summons and now has a warrant for their arrest.
They then demand payment through prepaid…