Phone scams impersonate Johnson County law enforcement - KCTV5

Deputies: Phone scams impersonate Johnson County law enforcement

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The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the scam involves a person calling and identifying themselves as an employee with the sheriff's office. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the scam involves a person calling and identifying themselves as an employee with the sheriff's office.
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -

Authorities say they have received reports of scammers identifying themselves as sheriff's deputies in an attempt to solicit money.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says the scam involves a person calling and claiming to be an employee with the sheriff's office.

The scammers have even gone so far as to give a badge number and serial number, deputies say.

The caller, according to law enforcement, will then tell the potential victim that they have a warrant because they failed to appear in court for a Johnson County traffic camera citation.

The callers have also instructed the potential victims that they need to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak Card to send to them.

The sheriff's office said they became aware of the situation after being notified by residents who had received calls and were concerned it might have been a scam.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office said their procedure for contacting those with warrants does not include a demand for immediate bond payment.

Anyone believing they have been a victim of the scam should contact the sheriff's office or their local police department.

There is a resource for the public to check on outstanding warrants out of Johnson County District Court at www.jocosheriff.org.

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