The Sheriff’s Office has taken multiple calls today of a new scam targeting residents of Hunt County.
Unknown suspects have called multiple persons today identifying themselves as a supervisor with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office and telling them they have a warrant for their arrest. The victim is then instructed to go to the Dollar Tree or other convenience store and put monies on a card. The suspect will either stay on the phone the entire time or instruct the victim to call them back.
This type of scam has targeted Hunt County residents in the past but the difference this time is they have the name and rank of one of our supervisors in an attempt to make this sound more official. The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office will not at any time attempt to collect monies for a warrant over the phone. If at any time you question the validity of a call from the Sheriff’s Office you can contact the non-emergency number 903-453-6800 to verify the identity of the deputy calling and/or the nature of the call.
Sheriff Meeks stated: “This is very concerning because they have actual name and rank of our personnel. I ask everyone to remain vigilant and report any crimes of this nature”.
Sheriff Randy Meeks