Lafayette Sheriff’s Office Warns Public of Phone Scam

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to warn citizens of a current phone scam in which the scammer is posing as a member of local law enforcement seeking some sort of payment from the victim.
**Please be advised, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office does not seek any type of payment over the telephone.**
The forms of payment the scammer requests are most often non-traceable and non-transferable, so recovery seldom happens. If you are contacted by a caller requesting money and claiming to be law enforcement, do NOT transfer any form of payment to the caller and contact law enforcement immediately.
If you have questions about a possible warrant or about how to make a payment for the various services offered by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, please call (337) 232-9211.