• January 23, 2022
 EPCSO warns of phone scams

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EPCSO warns of phone scams

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPCSO) they continue to receive calls from El Paso citizens harassed by scammers impersonating various local entities in an attempt to monetarily defraud their victims.

“The Sheriff’s office would also like to remind citizens that they will never be contacted by phone requesting payment for missed jury duty summons, unpaid tickets, or outstanding criminal warrant,” EPCSO officials say.

“Additionally, citizens are encouraged NOT to exchange any personal or financial information over the phone.”

Entities include Sheriff’s Office, Social Security Office, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Office, El Paso Electric, Internal Revenue, the El Paso District Clerk’s Office, and various non-profit organizations.

The scammer/offender identifies themselves as a representative from any one of these organizations and then claims that the individual/victim has ignored one of the following: Social Security investigation, jury duty summons, unpaid tickets, warrants, or court summons. The individual/victim is then advised to make a payment to resolve the matter.

The public can call the Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit to confirm if there is an outstanding warrant in their name by calling 915-546-
2214.

For any matters relating to jury duty call 915-546-8102

If anyone has been a victim of these scams, please contact the proper authorities. El Paso Police Department non- emergency number is 915-832-4400 and El Paso County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number is 915-832-4408

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