Macomb County Sheriff's Office warns of arrest phone scam

Posted at 11:20 AM, Jun 26, 2018

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office is warning neighbors of a phone call scam claiming you have an arrest warrant. 

On June 25, the Sheriff's Office took a report from a resident who said they had been contacted via phone and told they have a valid warrant for their arrest. 

Police say the caller's phone number showed up as (586) 469-5151, which is the Office's main line, and said they were with the Macomb County Sheriff's Office.

The caller gave a time and date by which the resident had to turn himself in or he would be arrested. When the resident asked for further information, the caller hung up.

The resident said the caller sounded like an Arabic man and knew the his name, address an current telephone number. 

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says the caller is not affiliated with the office: 

“The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office will NOT solicit money or gift cards over the phone. In the case a resident does have a valid warrant, our staff may contact you to advise you of such. You may turn yourself in at the Macomb County Jail or the court of jurisdiction. If you are unsure if you have a warrant for your arrest and are suspicious of the person calling you, please come to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office with your identification and we will look into this for you.” 

The County Sheriff's Office also encourages residents to avoid giving out personal information over the phone. 

If you have received a phone call like the one described above, contact Macomb County Sheriff's Office at (586) 469-5151 to file a report.