Scam alert Cheyenne Police Department

Scam alert Cheyenne Police Department
Scam alert Cheyenne Police Department(Cheyenne Police Department)
Published: May. 31, 2023 at 11:15 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne Police Department is warning of a new scam alert. Several reports have been made of a phone scam where the caller impersonates CPD Lt. Joel Hickerson. During the call, the scammer tells people they have a warrant and requests payment using a gift card(s).

These calls are not in any way affiliated with the Cheyenne Police Department.

Here are some things the CPD wants you to know

-CPD will never call you to advise you that you have a warrant.

-Warrants are something that must be resolved in person, not over the phone.

-No legitimate government entity accepts gift cards as payment.

Please share this information with your friends and loved ones, particularly the elderly, who are often victims of these scams. If you need to verify the identity of a police officer or deputy, please feel free to contact our dispatch center at (307) 637-6525.