Nov 25, 2021

Scammers calling Reno Co. offenders to try to get money

Posted Nov 25, 2021 11:56 AM
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Reno County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to know they don't request electronic payment for arrest warrants.

The department said Wednesday some scammers have been calling and telling people they are a Deputy from the Reno County Sheriff's Office.

They tell the person there is an arrest warrant for them due their DNA sample not being certified through the KBI. The caller then requires a certain dollar amount to be emailed or somehow electronically sent for payment to rectify the issue.

Also they do their homework, for instance, they know the actual Registered Offender Deputy names and will refer to them during the call, stating Deputies Vieyra or Skomal are out of the office at the time.

"We do not have anything to do with DNA being certified," the department said. "We do not request payment via email or electronic means or gift cards, etc."

As always when dealing with official agencies, call them back yourself so that you know for sure that's who you are really talking to before sending anyone any money.