It’s Time For Another Mesa County Phone Scam
It's been almost three weeks since the last phone scam hit Western Colorado, so you know what that means. Be on the lookout for a female caller informing you of a warrant for your arrest. You're not in trouble, and she's not being nice.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a new phone scam involving a female caller demanding you pay your fines with a prepaid phone card. This caller claims to be with either the Sheriff's Office or the Treasurer's Office. According to the caller, you have a misdemeanor warrant out for your arrest.
To date, the caller has used the following two names:
- Lt. Jessica Baker
- Lt. Sharp
If you're wondering if the person on the other end of the phone is the REAL Jessica Baker, take a look at this:
Does this sound like the same lady on the phone? Probably not. In the event, you get a call from Jessica Baker and she's not asking you to join a conga line in a Las Vegas show, then the call is probably a hoax.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, they WILL NOT call you regarding a warrant. Via their Facebook page, they add, "Anytime someone asks you to pay with a prepaid card this is an indication it is a scam."