Someone is posing as an officer, according to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.  The LSO released a statement Wednesday to warn residents — calling the situation a scam.  

The full text of the LSO statement is as follows:

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating several complaints of an individual calling Lubbock and surrounding area residences and representing himself as a “Lubbock Sheriff’s Deputy”. This individual tells the resident that they have warrants out for their arrest; typically for failing to show up for jury duty, and that he (suspect) can take a “fine” payment over the phone. The suspect will continue the call with payment information, and directions to the prospective victim as to how payment can be made to reconcile the bogus warrant. This suspect has called from the following numbers: 806-200-1896, and 806-370-1980 and is known to be very persistent and convincing.

THIS IS A SCAM!!…and should be reported to law enforcement immediately! The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office WILL NOT notify any person(s) by phone in the event of a warrant being issued for their arrest, and will certainly never request or demand payment over the phone.

Citizens are encouraged to contact the Lubbock Sheriff’s Office at 775-1601 in the event they are the recipient of any such calls and terminate such calls immediately with no personal information given to the caller.