Phone scam for registered sex offenders
LA PORTE, Ind. – There is a phone scam that targets registered sex offenders by claiming to be someone from the registry office or other law enforcement.
They claim the registrant is somehow not complying with the registration requirements as well as claiming there is a warrant for the offender’s arrest.
The caller tells the registrant the only way to resolve the issue is by buying a cash card or arranging a money transfer.
If a call is made to the registrant claiming to be law enforcement and asking money, do not comply with the requirements.
Capture a picture of the phone number if possible and call the local law enforcement and registry office.