ST. GEORGE – Police are warning of a new scam reportedly circulating in Washington County.
Thursday, the St. George Police Department issued a fraud alert on the SGPD Facebook page, stating they have received reports from citizens that a “male claiming to be ‘Deputy James Marshal with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office’ is calling residents and saying a warrant will be issued if the resident doesn’t pay a fine immediately,” according to the press release.
Police have emphasized this is not how the warrant system works and that a phone call of that nature is a scam.
Anyone receiving such a phone call, no matter what name is used by the caller, is urged to call the Police Department immediately to verify the information.
An additional notice went out to businesses that are still receiving calls claiming they owe utility payments.
“This is also a scam and, if you are worried, you should immediately call the St. George Utilities office and verify the status of your account,” the press release said.
Residents are urged not to make any payments to these people, no matter how much pressure the caller puts on them.
- If you receive a call you believe is a scam, contact the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4300
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