Scam call advisory

Event date: Wednesday, January 05, 2022 09:36 AM to Thursday, March 31, 2022 09:36 AM

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of a scammer targeting registered sex offenders.
This individual has represented himself as an employee of the sheriff’s office using three identities: Lieutenant Yarbrough, Detective Washington and Officer Riley.
The scammer is contacting registered sex offenders and alleging they have active warrants for their arrest, and offering to have the warrant removed if they purchase Green Dot prepaid gift cards. The requests thus far have been for varying amounts of money.
The scammer will then direct the victim to the sheriff’s office under the guise of needing to collect DNA samples or other evidence.
See the attached media release for more information.