New Phone Scam Claims ‘A Warrant For Your Arrest’
Oneida County Sheriff warns of phone calls claiming there's a warrant for your arrest coming from their office.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol is advising the public that over the last few days, there have been reports of individuals calling county residents identifying themselves as members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and that there were warrants out for their arrests for failing to appear for jury duty. The caller is then advising the resident that the only way they could clear them up is to pay the court fees over the phone or there would be someone coming to arrest them.
Sheriff Maciol says "These phone calls are not legitimate and are part of the scam to get people to provide personal banking information, credit card information, or other information in which the caller then uses to illegally obtain money from these victims." The Sheriff is urging people to never provide personal information of any kind over the phone to people that they do not know or cannot positively identify.
If anyone has been victim to these scams, please contact the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office at 315-736-0141.