CRIME WATCH ALERT
February 1, 2016
The Fishers Police Department is urging residents to be aware of a recent telephonic scam.
Over the past couple of days officers have responded to several reports of residents receiving suspicious telephone calls at their homes. The caller (perpetrator) claimed to be with the Hamilton or Marion County Sheriff’s Office/Jail and explained the resident had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The perpetrator told the resident they could avoid being arrested if they paid $2,000.00 using a pre-paid credit card.
Unfortunately some residents have fallen victim to this scam. In these situations we recommend residents simply hang up the phone. Law enforcement agencies do not call the “wanted person” prior to serving a warrant. Warrants are issued by a Court of Law and the only way to resolve a warrant is to appear in court.
We also encourage any resident that feels they have be a victim of a scam to immediately contact the Hamilton County Dispatch Center, at 317-773-1282, and request to file a report with a Fishers police officer.