ALEA warns of phone scam

Published 8:09 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced tonight that a scam involving callers claiming to be ALEA officers with warrants for an individual’s arrest unless the individual provides credit card information, according to a release.

“ALEA does not conduct business in such a manner, email copies of warrants or solicit credit card numbers or other personal details by phone in lieu of arrest,” officials said in a release.

Members of the public are encouraged to report similar calls to their local law enforcement agencies.

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