Lake Charles –
Sheriff Tony Mancuso wants to warn the public of a phone scam that is currently going around in our area. The scammer identifies themselves as a deputy with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and tells the person they have missed jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest. The scammer then tells the person they need to meet in person to clear up the warrant then asks the person for their address.
“This is a scam!” says Sheriff Mancuso. “Do not give personal information to any caller you do not know, never give them your financial information or send them money and never meet them anywhere. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office would never call you about jury duty. THIS IS A SCAM!”