CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that phone scam attempts have recently occurred in the community.
Scammers have been calling people using fake names and titles and telling them they have missed a court date or jury duty, according to the NCSO.
“The scammer proceeds to ask the citizen to meet them at the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office to clear up the issue by means of payment, and in at least one instance told a citizen to bring a specific amount of cash with them,” NCSO said. “The scammer uses (307) 215-8165 as a callback phone number, or calls from a private line leaving a message with the above statements.
“These phone scammers can be very convincing, and sometimes intimidating.”
NCSO said its deputies are always available to meet with people in person and show proper identification.
“If you receive a suspicious call like this, you can always ask the caller to identify who they are,” NCSO said. “You can then call our non-emergency phone line at (307) 235-9282, and we are happy to verify the information with you.
“Please share this information with your friends, family, and neighbors, and continue reporting any suspicious phone calls to our Sheriff’s Office. Stay aware, Natrona County.”