Dallas County Sheriff Warns About "Spoof" Phone Calls

Steven Pickering
January 17, 2019 - 2:06 pm

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Someone has been trying to scam people in Dallas County out of money, and they're impersonating County officials to do it.

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office says the perpetrators have "spoofed" a phone number to show "Dallas County Court of Law #1". The callers are telling people they owe outstanding fines and court costs and trying to get them to pay up.

In addition to demanding payment, the callers are trying to get people to confirm their address, date of birth and Social Security number.

The Sheriff's Office is urging people not to provide that information. They say that anyone who receives one of these calls should notify the Dallas County Sheriff's Office or their local police department.

Anyone with questions about fines or court costs can contact one of these Dallas County departments directly:

Criminal courts - misdemeanors 214-653-2979

Criminal courts - felonies 214-712-3088

Civil courts - 214-653-7261