The Statesville Police Department has received numerous reports from citizens in the area who have been contacted by an unknown person claiming to be an officer with that agency. Citizens have reported that the caller ID even shows the call they are receiving is registered to the Statesville Police Departments’ mainline.
The caller states there is an outstanding warrant for arrest on the individual contacted. The caller claims to have been by the individual’s house looking for them. The unknown person then tells the recipient of the call that the only way to dismiss the outstanding warrant for arrest is to deposit money into an account. The caller then provides an account number to the individual and directs them to a bank to make the deposit.
Members of the Statesville Police Department will never contact someone by telephone, advising them to pay money to avoid arrest on a warrant. If you have any questions about this scam, contact the Statesville Police Department at 704-878-3406.