Sheriff Henry Trochesset is issuing a WARRANT SCAM WARNING:
Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received several calls from various people about being called by a person identifying himself as a member of the Sheriff’s office telling them they had failed to respond to a court summons and that fees and fines had now been access and to prevent a warrant being issued they needed to go purchase Green DOT card (money cards) for the amount they provided them, then call them back with the card numbers. If the fake Sheriff’s Office person received the number off the card then they would cash in on them.
This is a fraud and the Sheriff’s office does not operate in this manner. If you did follow the callers direction and they got the money requested you need to notify your local police department.
The Sheriff’s office is investigating these calls.
Sheriff Henry Trochesset
Galveston County Sheriff’s Office