Local Sheriff's Warn Public About Phone ScamsFeb 09, 2021 04:28PM ● By Staff Writer
The Lafayette and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Offices would like to warn citizens of a current phone scam in which the scammer is posing as a member of local law enforcement.
The scammer claims to have a warrant for the recipient’s arrest, demanding money in exchange for resolving the warrant.
**Please be advised, neither the Lafayette nor the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office seeks any type of payment over the telephone.**
The forms of payment the scammer requests are most often non-traceable and non-transferable, so recovery seldom happens.
If you are contacted by a caller requesting money and claiming to be law enforcement, do NOT transfer any form of payment to the caller and contact law enforcement immediately.
If you have questions about a possible warrant or about how to make a payment for the various services offered by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, please call (337) 232-9211.