Be Aware: Another phone scam in St. Louis County
There is a phone scam circulating around St. Louis County. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, an unknown person or persons are calling residents and are identifying themselves as a member of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Officials say the callers claim to be Nate Skelton, Jon Skelton, or Jason Lukovsky.
According to police, the caller has left messages for victims and has a voicemail set up for return calls. Once the caller makes contact, police say the suspect attempts to convince victims that they have missed “Jury Duty” or have missed a “Court Date” and there will be a warrant issued for the victims arrest.
The caller then asks the victim to send money to avoid the warrant for arrest. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the latest victim was told to drive to CVS Pharmacy to send money in. The potential victim hung up the phone and reported the call to the Sheriff’s Office.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to protect personal information. They say they will not “reconcile warrants in this fashion.”
Identity thieves will pose as various professionals in order to “verify” some data to try to gain personal information or obtain access to financial accounts or gift cards to make money.