WICHITA, Kansas – The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens about bogus calls.
Today, the department began receiving phone calls from concerned citizens.
At least three separate victims received phone calls from an unknown caller, identifying themselves as sheriff’s deputies, demanding immediate payment for unpaid fines, unsatisfied warrants or fines for missing jury duty.
This is not the first time scams like this have been attempted.
This time the caller ID is showing as 660-3900, the very real phone number to sheriff administration.
Officials believe there is a phone app that allows callers to select the number they want displayed on a caller ID.
The sheriff’s office is advising the public to not make payment or provide any personal information to anyone demanding payment to the sheriff’s office over the phone.
The sheriff’s office does not collect fines by phone.
If you have been the victim of this scam call 911 or sheriff investigations at 316-660-5300.