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Registered sex offenders targeted by telephone scam, police say

Registered sex offenders targeted by telephone scam, police say

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LaPorte County Sheriff's Department

LAPORTE — LaPorte County police warn about a telephone scam targeting registered sex offenders.

A call is made to an offender claiming to be from a registry office or law enforcement officer and alleging that the offender is somehow not in compliance with registry rules, police said.

Sometimes the caller claims there is a warrant for the offender's arrest.

The offender is then told the only way to resolve the issue is by buying a cash card or arranging a money transfer, police said.

Police said they will never call registrants asking for money to comply with requirements or to threaten arrest.

If such a call is received, police suggest making note of the telephone number and calling police or a registry office.

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Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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