Scammer targets local doctors

BELTON, TX - The Bell County Sheriff's Department says a scammer working a variation on the jury panel scam has been targeting local doctors, telling them they have warrants for their arrest and trying to get them to put up money.

Major T.J. Cruz says that Monday, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department’s Dispatch and Warrants Division received three calls from local doctors in reference to verifying whether they had active warrants. 

They the Bell County Sheriff’s Department’s Dispatch and Warrants Division received three calls from local doctors in reference to verifying whether they had active warrants. 

Each had received calls from a person who identified himself as a Deputy with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, saying there were warrants of arrest on each for not appearing for a jury summons. 

The caller told each victim they could take care of the warrant by purchasing a green dot card and then give him the numbers off the card.

Then once he had verified that the money was on the card he would meet them at the Sheriff's Office in Belton.

The Sheriff's Department wants to notify the public that whoever is making the calls is not a deputy and that it is a scam.

A total of six reports were made on this scam on Monday alone.


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