Don’t get scammed by Police impersonators

We’ve recently received reports of a phone scam in which the scammer pretends to be Corporal Eckerd from the New Castle County Sheriff’s office.

The scammer will then explain to you that one of your family members has a warrant out for their arrest. With that family member unavailable they will instruct you to give them a callback. Eventually, the scammer will call you back and explain to you have warrants out for your arrest.

They will then direct you to a store to purchase a payment card. Once the card is purchased the scammer will request the card’s number. At this point, the scammer will tell you that your warrants have been cleared.

1. A Police Department will never contact you to solicit funds

2. The only way to alleviate a warrant is to appear at the agency, or at the issuing court.

3. When posting bail, you have to be present in order to post the bail. If you have been the victim of a phone scam call the non-emergency number at 302-573-2800