|Published:||Feb 03, 2014 11:00 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 03, 2014 11:40 AM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Collier County Sheriff's Office detectives staffing the agency's fraud hotline are receiving reports of a phone scam in which the caller claims to be a law enforcement officer and demands money from the victim. The caller threatens the victim, saying that if payment is not made a warrant will be issued for the victim's arrest.
Sometimes the scammer manipulates the caller ID to make it appear that the call is coming from a local law enforcement agency.
CCSO advises the community that no law enforcement agency would ask for money to avoid being arrested. If you owe a collection company, call them and verify that a representative called to collect money.
For assistance with any suspicious encounter involving a request for money or personal information, contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s Call Before You “Pay” hotline – (239) 252-CALL (2255). The hotline is staffed by a CCSO deputy in the Financial Crimes Bureau between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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