The Lexington Police Department is warning residents of a local scam.
The Lexington Police Department was contacted by a concerned citizen who received a message as “urgent” from a person claiming to be a Lexington Police Officer. When the number was called back the person answered as “Lexington Police.” The citizen was then informed to send money by Green Dot Card to a US Marshal’s Office in Arlington, VA. The suspect also threatened to arrest the individual if they did not comply.
Please understand that this is a scam and the Lexington Police Department is looking into this incident. If you are contacted by this scam artist, please call (859) 258-3600 with as many details as possible.
NO law enforcement agency, state or federal agency will EVER call a person demanding money for fines, back taxes, failure to appear for jury duty or outstanding warrants. If fines or fees are due, you will receive a notice in the mail. Fines and fees will NEVER be paid using a pre-paid credit or debit card, iTunes card or Green Dot card. Fines will not be paid using any card over the phone.