The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office has been contacted by two complainants regarding a scam.
Both individuals indicate that they received a telephone call from the main telephone number at VPSO (337-238-1311). Scammers have the ability to have caller identification display a number of their choosing.
A male subject identified himself as Deputy Bob Womack, badge number #7512.
The subject then advised that he was calling regarding an outstanding Jury summons. The subject then requested the complainants send money in lieu of being arrested.
THIS IS A SCAM. DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY TO THIS CALLER.
If you are contacted by this individual please do NOT send any money as it will not be recoverable.
VPSO would make in person notifications for failure to appear on a jury summons. This would NOT be handled via telephone.
If you are contacted and need to verify a traffic ticket contact 337-238-7222.
To verify outstanding taxes contact 337-238-7221.
To verify a warrant contact 337-238-7220.
Please monitor your elderly family and friends so they do not become a victim of scamming.