Cascade County Sheriff’s Office warns of scammer impersonating deputies

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a new phone scam.

The perpetrators are representing themselves as “Detective Sellers” and  “detective with the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office” during the phone call to the victim.

Undersheriff Dave Phillips said in an email release Wednesday that the caller informs the victim that there is a warrant for their arrest or they have not registered or are “out of compliance” as a sex or violent offender.

The caller will offer an amount to be paid to “stay out of jail” and direct the victim to purchase gift cards to “pay off the warrant.”

They will ask for the information of the gift cards and may direct the victim to a “bond” company.

Phillips wrote that if a sexual or violent offender has not completed the required paperwork, a deputy will inform the individual in person or a letter will be mailed to their address.

If you receive a call from a person claiming they are a deputy or detective with the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office informing you of a pending arrest for a warrant or other legal issues, Phillips encourages you to call the CCSO at 406-454-6820.

At no time will the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office call your residence informing you have a warrant for your arrest and offer to take gift cards towards resolving any issue or bond, Phillips wrote.