Old Scam Recirculating Using New Information

Ofc. Teresa Fuller


Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:29 p.m.


The Spokane Police Department is receiving reports of a scam involving money owed to SPD. Victims report they have received a call, telling them they failed to pay a bond and now have to pay an officer money to keep from going to jail. Law enforcement officers never call people with warrants requesting payments to take care of their legal issues. If you receive calls similar to this or believe you may have been the victim of a scam, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Spokane Police have received at least three calls from potential victims who received a suspicious phone call. The caller identified himself as a Lieutenant from the Spokane Police Department. The suspect advised the potential victims they owed money on a bond. The suspect then went on to tell the victims to get the money together and meet them at a location well away from the actual Public Safety Building.

Like in most of these types of scams, the demands are high pressure, with the threat of serious consequences, and the suspects were very specific in how the money was to be delivered.

Law enforcement officers never call people with warrants requesting payments over the phone to take care of their legal issues. If you receive calls similar to this or believe you may have been the victim of a scam, please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.



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