MORE SCAM ALERTS

I am bringing this one back to the front page because as time has progressed our members at SOSEN have reported a number of these occurrences happening to them. it appears now that they are starting to target family members as well. Although the scammers seem to becoming more sophisticated in the specifics of their scam. Strangely it appears that law enforcement is doing nothing to stop the specific type of terrorism aimed at registered citizen. You can bet that if this type of scam was used on somebody with political power or money law enforcement would be all over it using phone records and the usage of the card numbers to track down the perpetrators.

I have received a number of these alerts from different state organizations the last 6 to 8 months. They have come from all over the country and they are all similar in their operation. My one question is when a person contacts the law enforcement as was done in this case why is law enforcement not following through to apprehend these scammers. All they would have to do is tell the person to continue following directions and let them know where they are going so law enforcement could be there at the same time as the con men perpetrators after all they are pretending to be law enforcement that unto itself should make them mad.

There’s one more point that I would like to make,and that is that almost all state registries have penalties for misuse of the registry information in most cases these penalties are normally misdemeanors with small finds. I believe that any misuse of the registry to harass and threaten, vandalize or victimize registrants and or their family members should be treated the same way as a registrant failing to provide information to the registry and that is a felony conviction with multiple years in prison, this scam is just another in a long line of the registry being used by vigilantes rather it is the loss of jobs, housing or loss of life it’s time that we started pushing the legislators to enact severe punishments on vigilantes who use the registry to harm registrants and their families.

This latest scam alert came from women against the registry and I will post it in its entirety below.

The following is from one of our member families.

We had a scare yesterday. Someone called saying they were from (our) County Sheriff’s Department and that my loved one had moved without reporting it within three days. They wanted $2,000 dollars to cover his court fees then directed us to a specific street downtown which is where my loved one’s registration office is located. They indicated he would not be arrested, but would have to show up in court next Friday. They kept him on the phone and said he could not hang up while driving. He was very upset and drove to the bank. I went with him and tried to convince him it might be a scam. When we got to the bank I called the County Sheriff’s Department and they said it was NOT true. He then called his PO and was told it is a scam that is going on and he had heard it from others. Her loved one was finally convinced. He suffers from a TBI injury and PTSD from the military which made the panic worse. 

Please, if you get any such call wanting you to respond with money hang up and call your registry office or police department and report it immediately. Any such call that you receive via phone or by mail please recognize it for what it is…a scam. 

It could also be a valid reason to contact your ‘state’ senator and representative to make them aware of how registrants are specifically being targeted due to the registry.

WAR National Directors & Senior Advisor

Women Against Registry

800-311-3764

P.O. Box 463  – Arnold, MO 63010

5 comments for “MORE SCAM ALERTS

  1. Thomas Darby
    August 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Your comment: “why is law enforcement not following through to apprehend these scammers.” The answer is obvious… we are sex offenders and they don’t give a rat’s ass about us or our complaints. Watch what would happen if an upstanding community citizen, a cop, a businessman, a rich old lady, etc. were scammed in this way. It would be in the papers, the local news, and an apprehension would be within a few days. These scammers know their targets. First, RSO’s are unlikely to go to the cops for help. And because of laws that ever-encroach on their freedoms, the RSO lives in fear. I was scammed, and I’m fully aware of these tricks, but fell for it anyway! I DID report it to law enforcement, my registering officer said he’d write up a “report,” but never did. We are not second-class citizens to them; we are “untouchables.”

  2. Tim in WI
    August 6, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Attempts to scam are increasing. IMO it is the extra jurisdictional component that has local law enforcement stumped. Most of these calls are not from the local jurisdiction. They come from other states and nations, though the # used appears local, they’re not. My long term partner has been had by these folks despite me telling her in the moment, it is a scam. If people are gullible enough to fall for it despite loved ones telling them different it reflects a certain amount of doubt in trust in the relationship. This of course is what SCOTUS did by ruling the way they did in the Doe03 cases.

  3. Dustin
    August 6, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I wouldn’t be surprised if some of these scammers are law enforcement/parole/probation officers.

  4. Elaine Smith
    August 6, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    So far back as I can remember having a cell phone, I was able to screen callers and in the years before that I had a landline that had an answering service. Before that I had a pager and an answering machine.

    I have always noticed that if someone wants me they will leave a message, a name and a phone number for me to call back. I have sometimes been curious to find out who is calling and look it up on the web, sometimes a phone number listing on the web will give a name and a rundown on the phone calls. Sometimes people are looking up numbers, then make comments saying it’s a scammer, etc.

    I have even waited until after hours to call back numbers, just out of curiosity and most of the time but not always, there will be a series of beeps on the other side, sometimes it will say it’s a non-working number and then I wonder if someone has blocked their number. So far as I know, we can block our phone numbers when we call back, so they won’t know who called. My cell phone can be blocked.

    But in every case, a person really does need to NOT answer that phone if you don’t know who is calling, and keep the number.

    Sometimes they call many times and that’s when I get curious. Thing is if it’s a scammer, YOU have their phone number, and if it’s a real person that you suspect of harassing you, they are traceable.

    Years ago, the phone companies had fraud phone divisions, don’t they have those things anymore? Probably not, but its worth finding out about.

  5. Tom x
    August 10, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Difficult to get a conviction when SO is the victim. Try taking it to Courr.

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