Galveston Police Warning about Scammers
Individuals Posing as City Officials Make Warrant Calls
(Galveston, TX) February 22, 2013 – Today Galveston Police were informed that scammers posing as City officials were attempting to collect money from citizens by telling them that they had municipal warrants. An individual made a phone call to a resident claiming to work for an attorney. The resident was told to send money or they would be arrested. The resident complied, but the calls did not stop. The Galveston Police Department was contacted and the calls were confirmed to be a scam. These scammers are using actual employee names and caller ID spoofing applications to disguise their identity and location.
The Department would like our citizens and visitors to be aware of this criminal activity. The Galveston Municipal Court does make calls to persons with warrants in an attempt to avoid their arrest.
To confirm the validity of a warrant notification call the Galveston Municipal Court at 409-765-3740, or in person at 601 54th St., Suite 300, in Galveston. The court is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Persons with warrants may pay in-person, by phone (1-800-530-8084), or online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/galvestontx.