Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.
According to a Black Diamond Police press release, the caller states that the individual owes money for court fees, civil fees, or has a warrant.
The caller tells the individual that if they pay a “fee” their issues with the court will be resolved. The phone number used for this scam often has an area code from Washington State, usually “206.”
The BDPD urges members of the community to be aware of this type of scam and refrain in providing payment to anyone soliciting money in this manner.
Law enforcement, or governmental officials will not contact you in this fashion or threaten arrest for non-payment under these circumstances.
The BDPD encourages the community to contact police immediately if they encounter this or similar scams.
Residents can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/submit-consumer-complaint-ftc.