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:
Wayne and Layne’s near Sulphur will be hosting their 3rd Annual Coat Drive for the Homeless this weekend and offering a free show to anyone who donates.
Nighttime closures on and near the I-210 Bridge in Lake Charles continue November 11 – 14, 2019.
The Combined Anti-Drug Task Force concluded a six-month investigation targeting prostitution in Lake Charles making 11 arrests with more possible.