***WARRANT SCAM ALERT***
We have received several calls from Citizens stating they are receiving calls from a Sergeant Chris Reed who claims to be from “Collin County”. This person is telling them they have warrants for a variety of difference offenses. During the calls, he then begins to give instructions on how they can pay their “BOGUS” fines over the phone using a cashier’s check or credit card.
1. WE WOULD NEVER REQUEST PAYMENT FOR WARRANTS OVER THE PHONE.
2. IF YOU RECEIVE THIS TYPE OF CALL, DISCONNECT AND DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE CALLER.
3. IF YOU DID FOLLOW THE CALLER’S DIRECTION AND THEY GOT THE MONEY REQUESTED, YOU NEED TO NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT.
These people disguising themselves as member of law enforcement is fraud, we do not operate in this manner. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office asks that you please share this alert with family and friends.