The scam is this: Enid officers are calling people throughout the Enid area, telling whoever answers the call that there are warranted for their arrest, requesting payment to settle the warrant and requiring credit card information or asking the victim to purchase Green Dot money cards.

“Enid Police Department, or any legitimate law enforcement agency, will never call you and threaten you with arrest for a warrant unless payment is made,” the department said. “Officers may contact someone with an active and valid warrant, but will instead ask them to turn themselves in or the officers will arrange make the arrest directly.”

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It is advised that no one provides bank account or credit card information over the phone, especially when solicited by a caller posing as someone in a position of authority. The same is true especially if the information being required is requested under direct threat to the caller.

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