On November 20, two separate Harrison residents reported that they received phone calls several hours apart from someone claiming to be from a government agency. During both phone calls, the victim was told they had a warrant out for their arrest. They were given of list of instructions to pay for the warrant to avoid the embarrassment and inconvenience of being arrested. They were directed to make payment in the form of Bit Coin using their personal bank accounts. Both victims paid several thousand dollars before realizing they had been scammed.
This is a common scheme wherein the caller is very convincing and prays upon the victim’s fear of being arrested to ensure they comply with the instructions.