LINCOLN–(KFOR Sept. 1)–Lincoln Police on Wednesday night were called by someone, who was the victim of a fraud, after a private number up on his phone and talked to someone claiming to be a Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy.
Police Sgt. Chris Vollmer says officers were called to 53rd and “O” Street, where they talked to a 25-year-old man and said he was told by the caller that he had an active arrest warrant for missing jury duty, but could settle things by paying $1,800.
Vollmer said the victim utilized a cash app to send $830 to the number provided by the caller. The man then sought some advice from a family member, who said that he was being scammed.
No arrests have been made and Sgt. Vollmer says law enforcement agencies will never make you pay a fine over the phone.