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The Scammer(s) is/are calling individuals and stating he is Sergeant Anderson with the Gallup Police Department. He is calling and telling the individual they have missed jury duty and there is a warrant for their arrest.

 

Sergeant Anderson is directing the individual to purchase a form of money transfer (such as moneygram or greendot, etc.) from Lowe's, or other places that sell these types of services, and wire the money into a certain account or to the suspect to avoid arrest.  Sergeant Anderson is providing the address and phone for the Gallup Police Department in his scam.

 

Capt. Marinda Spencer said the "Gallup Police Department is not doing any such enforcement, nor would we call you on your phone demanding payment."

 

Spencer said to share this information, and if you have been a victim of this scam file a police report with the Gallup Police Department.

Call: (505) 722-2002 or (505) 863-9365

GPD's office is located at 451 Boardman Drive, Gallup.

 

 

Additional resources:

 

New Mexico Attorney General Office

 

http://www.nmag.gov/

 

Federal Trade Commission

 

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0090-using-money-transfer-services

 

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