The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of a phone scam in which an impostor claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office is asking for money.
Sheriff Jeff Wiley said his office has received multiple complaints from residents about calls from a person identifying himself as Lt. Anderson or Lt. Nichols with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. The man tells the person who picks up the phone that there is an active warrant out on them for missing jury duty that will result in an arrest. He then says the person must go to the nearest Office Depot and buy a Green Dot prepaid credit card for $2,000 or they will go to jail.
The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents never to conduct law enforcement business over the phone. Law enforcement agencies will never ask a person for credit/debit card or bank account information over the phone.
Call (225) 621-8300, option 1 to report a scam phone call.