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Published on April 02, 2024
Hays County Residents Warned of Phone Scammers Impersonating Law Enforcement OfficialsSource: X/Hays County Sheriff's Office

Hays County residents are on high alert as scammers impersonating law enforcement officials have hit the phones, looking to swindle locals out of their hard-earned cash. A  citizen received a call from a scammer claiming to be "Lt. Davenport" and asking for money under the guise of the Sheriff's Office, according to Hays County Sheriff's Office.

The scammer told the victim that they would be arrested unless they paid up for supposed warrants—but let's get one thing straight, the real Hays County Sheriff's Office doesn't play that game, they have stated emphatically that they will "NEVER call requesting anything or threatening to arrest if money isn't paid for warrants or any other matter," as per Hays County Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff's Office has urged the public to be vigilant against these fraudulent calls, advising them to hang up immediately and reach out to their non-emergency number at (512) 393-7896 to report any such suspicious activity. In times where trust is as fragile as morning dew in the blaze of a relentless sun, such guidance serves as a reminder that vigilance must remain ever present.