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LCSO warns public on ongoing phone scam


CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of Laramie County of a new phone scam that has been reported to them.

Authorities say that residents have been receiving phone calls from scammers saying they have warrants for their arrest. They usually say the warrant is for failure to show up for court or jury duty.

It is reported that that scammer is telling individuals that they have a warrant and could take care of it criminally or civilly. If they decide to go with the civil option they would be required to give “Lt. James” $5000 to keep the offense off of their record.

According to law enforcement the phone number is sometimes showing up on caller ID as one of the Sheriff’s Office’s numbers. Currently they are using 307-633-4735. LCSO says that there is a spoofing app available where these people can have any phone number show up on your caller ID.

Law enforcement asks that the public should disregard any calls saying they have a warrant from 307-633-4735. The Laramie County Sheriff’s Office reminded that they would never ask people for bond payment over the phone. All bonds are payable at the Laramie County Courthouse.

LCSO says that since scams originate outside of their jurisdiction and are not investigated by any agency. If anyone has any questions or would like to make authorities aware of a scam, they can call 633-4751.

 If you’ve lost money to a scam and need to file a report, please call 637-6524 to speak with a deputy.