The Unified Police Department is investigating complaints of fraud that has been identified as a scam. Complainants have indicated that they received a phone call from an individual claiming to be from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office or the Unified Police Department. The suspect has told the victims that they did not show up for jury duty and that there is now a warrant for their arrest. The suspect then tells the victims that they need to send money to a certain address. The suspect also tells the victim that they need to include a docket number on the envelope, which is also false. The suspect tells the victim that if they don’t pay they will be pulled over and arrested for the warrant.
We are advising the public to be aware of this scam as the Unified Police Department and Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office does not accept money from individuals for an outstanding warrants. Those fines and fees are paid to the respective courts. If the public receives a call from someone claiming to be from the Unified Police Department or Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and they are questioning the validity of the call, they can call dispatch at 801-743-7000 to verify if the officer works for the agency or if an officer is searching for them.