The Dallas County Sheriff’s office issued a warning to citizens Saturday about sophisticated scam phone callers who are trying to impersonate the sheriff’s office.
The statement said the sheriff’s office began receiving complaints Oct. 6 from citizens who said they were contacted by someone over the phone who said he was a sergeant with the DCSO.
The scam caller told the targeted citizens that they had outstanding warrants and they needed to go to the jail. These scam claims are false.
“This is not our normal procedure, and these calls are in no way associated with the Dallas County Sheriff’s office,” the DCSO statement said. “The number that the calls are originating from is 515-954-7511. This phone number appears to be very sophisticated. It lists divisions within our office and even some of our deputy’s names, but it also lists several units that we do not have.”
If you receive a phone call from this number, immediately call the DCSO dispatch center at 515-993-4567 to report the activity.
The DCSO advises citizens never at any time to send money in any form or agree to meet anyone at any location in connection with this scam or in connection with any calls you receive that seem suspicious.