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Fake Arrest Warrant Scam Alert

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January 9, 2023

Fake Arrest Warrant Scam Alert

Lafayette, LA – The Lafayette Police Department urges citizens to be aware of an arrest warrant scam circulating locally.

The scammers will call and advise individuals that they have an active warrant for various offenses (example:  not showing up for jury duty, missed court dates, etc.).

While on the phone the scammers may text a copy of a fake warrant to the unsuspecting individual’s phone.  Once the copy of the warrant is texted to the individual, the scammer then asks the person for two forms of ID and either a credit card or your banking information in order to make the warrant disappear.   

If you receive a call similar to this, do not engage in any conversation with the individuals and hang up the phone. Law Enforcement will not call you and ask for money or anything of monetary value via telephone. Again, do not engage with these individuals. Please share this information throughout your social media outlets.

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