Sheriff warns of scam call

January 9, 2020 | Headlines|Police

NEWKIRK — Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley is warning of another scam call some are receiving. 

This week a Blackwell resident contacted the sheriff’s office and reported she received a call from what appeared to be the Kay County Court Clerk’s office.

The resident said the caller, a male subject, told her that she owed a debt to a loan company and that if she didn’t make arrangements to pay it, a deputy would arrest her the following day. The caller said the resident could pay the debt that day in the amount of $600, or go to court, and pay $1,600. The caller had the resident’s present and past addresses. job information and banking information.

The call back number given was 1-844-870-6547.

Kelley reminds citizens that no county office collects debt over the phone. The sheriff warns citizens to never give out banking information or other personal information over the phone.

Kelley said citizens can call the sheriff’s office at 580-362-3250 when they receive a call of this nature.