Warrant Scam in Calcasieu Parish
There is yet another scam making its way around Southwest Louisiana…Again. In this scam, criminals impersonating a local law enforcement agency contact victims by phone and tell them they have a warrant. The scammers then try to persuade victims into paying them with a prepaid payment card to avoid arrest. While some local law enforcement agencies do contact people by phone to let them know about warrants, they do not ask for payment by phone. Most warrants are also served in person.
One thing to watch out for is any caller who asks for payment by prepaid card. These cards are usually requested by scammers because they do not offer the same payment protections as credit and debit cards.
Original post by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office:
On Thursday, April 2, from 9 am until 1 pm Care Help of Sulphur will be distributing food from their food pantry on East Thomas Street to those in need.
A Door-Works in Carlyss, LA is asking for assistance in identifying two suspects who broke into their business and stole a work vehicle.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the person found in the Calcasieu River West Fork on March 28, 2020.