Scam Alert! Beware of a caller pretending to be a Sheriff's officer

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Teton County Sheriff’s Office has heard from many citizens today regarding a common scam. There is a subject that is representing himself as a law enforcement officer from the Sheriff’s Office. The subject is telling citizens they have failed to appear for Federal Jury Duty and therefore need to send money to have a warrant dismissed. The subject is identifying himself as a Lieutenant Williams and is calling from the 307 area code and a 200 prefix giving his extension as #212 (but he has done this before with different names and phone numbers). The subject is also requesting the citizen respond to Smith’s Food King immediately and send a money order for $990. This subject also knows the citizen’s name and address and sometimes more personal information. Law Enforcement WILL NOT call a citizen demanding money to dismiss a warrant. Please protect yourself and NEVER give out personal or financial information to someone that you do not know or have not verified the validity of their company and position. If you have a question of validity when law enforcement calls you, you may call the Teton County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 307-733-2331 so we may assist you. *Feature Photo: h/t Pixabay / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news