“He said we have a warrant for your arrest,” Betty Nation, a Roswell grandmother, told Channel 2. “... And he also knew my address. That was a red flag to me.”
Channel 2 reports that the scammer is doing his homework. He’s using the names of current or former Roswell police officers when he calls.
“Please know that we would never call you to solicit payment over the phone,” Roswell police officer Lisa Holland says to citizens in a Facebook video. “If you get one of these calls, simply hang up. If you are concerned that there is a warrant for your arrest, please call us directly.”
Police say the scammer has also been asking for iTunes gift cards.
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