Phone Scammers Targeting Medical Professionals

For years, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has been warning area citizens about scammers who use the names of TCSO employees to try and scare people into paying hundreds, sometimes even thousands of dollars over the phone in order to avoid being arrested for warrants that don’t exist.

The most recent version of this scam is targeting Tulsa County medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses and physician’s assistants.

In the past three days, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has been contacted by 10 medical professionals, who report that someone claiming to be Sgt. Paul Huss from our office has called them and threatened them with immediate arrest, if they don’t pay as much as $4,000 in fines over the phone for missing court dates in which they were subpoenaed to testify as a medical professional.

The scammer does their research. They know information about their target, such as their address and employer. This is all information that can be found online.

This is the second time in the past year TCSO has been notified of a scam using the names of our employees to target local professionals.

So far, we have not received reports of anyone falling victim to this latest version of scam. But as we investigate, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind everyone:

  • TCSO never calls anyone with warrants to demand money.
  • If you receive one of these calls, hang up.
  • If you’re a victim of this scam, contact us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.
  • As an added tool to combat this scam, citizens can check to see if they have a Tulsa County warrant using the ”Check Warrants” link on the homepage of
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