The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff will NEVER call you demanding money or threatening you with arrest. 

 

The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff is reminding Lexington residents that if someone claiming to be from your Sheriff’s Office asks you to pay a fine over the phone and threatens you with arrest, it is a SCAM. We will never ask you for payment over the phone, threaten you with arrest over the phone, or ask you to go to a Kroger or other location to purchase a prepaid money card. We advise everyone to be cautious of calls that request payment or access to personally identifiable information, regardless of who the caller claims to represent.

 

Current Scam: The caller claims that someone in the household has an unpaid fine, a missed grand jury appearance, and/or an arrest warrant. The caller, who falsely identifies himself as a Fayette County Chief Deputy, informs people they must now pay a fine. The caller has asked victims to purchase a prepaid or re-loadable money card and then provide the “deputy” with the card number over the phone to settle the fine. This telephone number is fraudulent and the caller is not associated with the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff.

 If you are contacted, DO NOT send money and contact the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff
 IMMEDIATELY
 at (859) 252-1771.