Burien Police / King County Sheriff’s Office want to remind residents that the King County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call you to tell you that you have a warrant.
Police said that there have been recent calls that are allegedly coming from the Sheriff’s Department saying “there is a warrant out for your arrest for not showing up for Jury Duty.”
“We are aware of the continued scam going around with a person calling from the number of 206-453-1508, claiming to be Sgt. Eric White of the King County Sheriff’s Office,” police said. “This is not Sgt. Eric White, so please do not answer the call if called from this number.”
Another tactic scammers use is to say they are a sheriff’s deputy working in association with the Social Security Office, or they are calling about nonpayment of back taxes.
“PLEASE HANG UP IMMEDIATELY,” police said.