Sheriff’s office warns of phone scam impersonating law enforcement

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating recent reports of telephone scams in which the scammer is using the names of known law enforcement personnel to try to legitimize the scam.

Stock photo

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating recent reports of telephone scams in which the scammer is using the names of known law enforcement personnel to try to legitimize the scam.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is investigating recent reports of telephone scams in which the scammer is using the names of known law enforcement personnel to try to legitimize the scam.

The callers use different bullying techniques such claiming the victim has an outstanding warrant, citation or court date. Callers may also use scare tactics, threatening to send an officer to your home to arrest you if you do not pay immediately. One of the names being used fraudulently is Matt Figueroa, CCSO detention commander.

CCSO reminds residents that legitimate law enforcement officers will never call demanding money, payments to be made through pre-paid credit cards, or money wire transfers. Anyone receiving a call from a suspected scammer can file a police report by calling the CCSO Dispatch Center at (928) 774-4523; option one.

More information about recognizing this and other scams is available at http://www.coconino.az.gov/356/Fraud-Awareness.

Comments

Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comment submissions may not exceed a 200 word limit, and in order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.