New phone scam circulating in Washington County; false warrant claims

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Police Department announced in a press release Tuesday that a new scam has been circulating locally. The SGPD recently learned that an individual or individuals are attempting to scam residents of St. George and Washington County over the phone.

Many people have been contacted by someone claiming to be a lieutenant with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the press release said. The individuals were told they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest and need to pay a fine. They were asked to obtain a prepaid Visa card and provide the card number over the telephone to make payment on the warrant.

Anyone getting a similar call should not provide any information over the telephone.

“The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Washington County Justice Court do not operate this way,” the press release said. “A telephone call like this is a fraudulent call where someone is attempting to scam individuals out of money.”

Anyone receiving a call from someone claiming they have an outstanding warrant should provide no information and contact the Washington County Justice Court at 435-986-3382 to confirm whether there, is in, fact an outstanding warrant.

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1 Comment

  • COMBAT VET WHO DOES NOT "COEXIST" WELL WITH OTHERS May 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I got that call. I just gave them Michelle Obama’s American Express Platinum credit card number and told them I would like to pay every other Washington County warrant(s) which are outstanding. Might as well have our taxpayer money put to good use…..other than extravagant vacations.

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