The Arvada Police Department has received numerous phone reports in which a caller identifies himself as an Adams County or Jefferson County Sheriff Deputy, and advises the victim they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The caller directs the victim to make an electronic funds transfer at the local King Soopers to have the warrant removed from their record. The victim is told they have to appear in court the following Monday at which time they will receive a refund from the court.
This is a scam.
A Sheriff’s Deputy would never call to advise someone they have a warrant for their arrest. All correspondence would come via mail and would be received from the courts. Finally, Sheriff ‘s deputies would never ask an individual to go to King Soopers to make an electronic funds transfer.
If you receive one of these calls, hang up and report it to the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900. If you have caller ID and are able to get a number, please do so.
We ask that you share this information with your friends, neighbors and the elderly. We know that word-of-mouth is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and others from being a crime victim.