State po­lice warn­ing of scam

Fraud­sters tar­get­ing reg­is­tered sex of­fend­ers

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - FRONT PAGE -

The As­so­ci­ated Press

HAR­RIS­BURG, PA. >> The Penn­syl­va­nia State Po­lice is warn­ing reg­is­tered sex of­fend­ers about a tele­phone scam that tar­gets them for fraud.

State po­lice said Mon­day there’s been an in­crease in ef­forts to de­fraud them though calls falsely claim­ing to be from law en­force­ment.

The agency says callers tell of­fend­ers they aren’t com­ply­ing with reg­is­tra­tion re­quire­ments, and some­times that they have a war­rant for the tar­get’s ar­rest.

Callers of­fer to re­solve the prob­lem if the of­fender sends money.

Po­lice say if some­one is not in com­pli­ance, the only way to re­solve it is for the of­fender to ap­pear at a reg­is­tra­tion site or make per­sonal con­tact with law en­force­ment.

Po­lice say any­one who’s re­ceived those calls should give the state po­lice Megan’s Law Sec­tion the phone num­ber and other in­for­ma­tion about the caller.

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