Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office is warning area residents to be on alert for phone scams reporting to be from the sheriffs office.
The sheriff’s office has received multiple complaints of calls by an individual identifying himself as a Lieutenant Johnson with the LPSO. He threatens arrest if victims don’t pay $15 hundred dollars within thirty minutes. The phone number he’s using is (337) 829-7909.
The sheriff’s office doesn’t call private citizens requesting payments over the phone without supporting documentation sent by mail or delivered by hand.
If you receive any questionable phone calls, call (337)232-9211