Sheriff warns of scam

Sheriff Tony Mancuso is warning area residents of a scam that has once again surfaced in our area.

Victims report receiving a phone call stating a warrant has been issued for their arrest due to failure to report for a jury summons. The caller, who uses the name of a current or former Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy, advises the victim they need to pay the fee or someone from CPSO will be at their home to arrest them.

This is a scam! Sheriff Mancuso wants residents to know that the majority of the time a valid arrest warrant is served in person by law enforcement officials; however, in some circumstances a law enforcement official may call you if you have a warrant but under no circumstance will that officer ever ask for money or any form of payment.