Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scams using names of deputies

Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scams using names of deputies
The McCracken County Sheriff's Department warns of a new scam you could find in your mailbox. (Source: Pixabay/stock image)

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office continues to receive SEVERAL complaints of an individual(s) calling Lubbock and surrounding area residence representing themselves as a “Lubbock County Sheriff’s Deputy”. These individuals are using names of deputies currently working for the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office to look like they are indeed Sheriff’s Deputies making the calls.

The caller will tell the individual (s) that they have a warrant out for their arrest, and that he or she (caller) can take payment over the phone. The caller is very persistent and convincing. The caller is spoofing actual Lubbock County numbers like, 806-775-1600.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office or any other law enforcement agency will never notify any person(s) by phone in regards to a warrant, and will certainly Never Request or Demand payment over the phone.

If a citizen is ever in doubt about a call they receive from a deputy regarding a warrant or someone wanting personal information, you are encourage to call the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number 806-775-1601 and check the authenticity of the call.

We highly encourage citizens not to give any personal information over the phone to anyone they are not familiar with. These calls are SCAMS!

If you have an emergency or wish to make a report please contact the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office at the following 24-hour numbers:

Emergency – 911 Non-emergency – 806-775-1600

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