MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to beware of calls from a scam artist posing as a member of their office.
Officials say several citizens have reported receiving phone calls from someone asking them to settle up unpaid warrants by placing money on a prepaid card.READ MORE: 1 Year After Her Shooting Death, Family Refuses To Give Up On Justice For 6-Year-Old Aniya Allen
The sheriff’s office wants citizens to know that they do not call people with warrants, nor do they offer the option to settle fines via phone.READ MORE: Ex-MPD Officer Thomas Lane Pleads Guilty In State Trial Over George Floyd's Killing, Agrees To Serve 3 Years
They say you should just hang up on the caller if they contact you.
They are investigating the calls, and the suspect may face criminal charges if caught.MORE NEWS: Aurora FC Home Matches Will Stream Live On CBS News Minnesota
Minneapolis Police warned residents of a similar scam just last week.