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LPSO warns of phone scam

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The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be on alert for phone scammers claiming to be from the sheriff’s office.

The Sheriff’s Office has received multiple complaints from residents who have been contacted by an individual identifying himself as Lieutenant Johnson with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. This individual is advising that if you do not submit $1,500.00 within thirty minutes you will be arrested. The phone number the caller is calling from is (337) 829-7909.

The public is reminded the sheriff’s office does not call private citizens requesting them to pay fines over the phone without supporting documentation being sent to them in the mail or given to them by hand.

If you receive any questionable phone calls reporting to be from the sheriff’s office please contact the sheriff's office at (337) 232 9211.

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