Phone Scammers are claiming to be TCSO employees in order to target Tulsa County citizens.

 

Once again, phone scammers are claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. Over the past few days, TCSO has received calls from at least five people who say they were targeted, one of whom fell victim to the scam and lost $400.

The caller tells people they have a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for a jury summons. They tell the person they must immediately pay hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in fines to avoid being arrested by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

There are various versions of this scam.  Often times, the crook will instruct the victim to purchase pre-paid cash cards and use them to “pay the bond” to avoid being arrested. They order the victim to remain on the phone with them while purchasing the cards. As soon the victim buys the cards and provides the card numbers over the phone, the money is stolen by the crook. In this latest version of the scam, the crook tries to get the victim to use area Bitcoin Kiosks, where they insert cash into the machine and send it to the scammer using crypto currency.

We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone with warrants to demand payment over the phone… and certainly not through the use of gifts cards or crypto currency!

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you are a victim of this scam, call us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.

Anyone can check our website to see if they have active Tulsa County warrants by using this link: tcsook.glyphreports.com

Registration is now open for TCSO’s next Teen Driving course on March 30th.

 

This free program is designed to train teenage drivers to avoid deadly traffic crashes through a variety of advanced driving skills, such as defensive driving techniques and evasive maneuvers. This is not a typical drivers ED class. Teen drivers will drive sections of the same driving course taught to law enforcement officers in Oklahoma CLEET Law Enforcement Driver Training (LEDT), but at slower speeds.

Along with covering your teen’s vehicle’s automobile operations, it also teaches young drivers life-saving skills such as the proper way to safely maneuver corners, brake during emergencies and recover from a skid.

The course is designed for teens between the ages of 16 to 19. Drivers must bring their own vehicles. Participants must live at an address in Tulsa County and must have their full driver’s license for at least six months to be eligible.

Upon successful completion, drivers will receive a certificate showing participation in the course. This may be given to the driver’s/parent’s insurance representative for a possible reduction in auto insurance cost.

When: March 30, 2024, from 8 – 4pm; free lunch provided, along with a free t-shirt

Where: The Ranger Arena at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds; 8145 E 16th CtTulsaOklahoma

TCSO’s teen driving course program started in 2023. This will be the third time the class has been hosted by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

Phone Scam uses the names of TCSO employees to target Tulsa County citizens

Once again, phone scammers are claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. Over the weekend, we received calls from at least eight people who say they were targeted, one of whom fell victim to the scam and lost $3,000.

The caller tells people they have a warrant for their arrest for failing to appear for a jury summons. They tell the person they must immediately pay hundreds, even thousands of dollars in fines to avoid being arrested by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

In this version of the scam, the crook claims to be Sgt. Paul Huss or Sgt. Lewis from TCSO. The phone number currently being used is 918-376-5529, but this number can change without notice.

In previous versions of the scam, the crook instructed the victim to purchase pre-paid cash cards and use them to “pay the bond” to avoid being arrested. They order the victim to remain on the phone with them while purchasing the cards. As soon the victim buys the cards and provides the card numbers over the phone, the money is stolen by the crook.

However, in this latest scam, the victim was instructed to go to a Bitcoin Kiosk where we inserted $3,000 and sent it to the scammer.

We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone with warrants to demand payment over the phone… and certainly not through the use of gifts cards or crypto currency!

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you are a victim of this scam, call us at 918-596-5600 to file a report.

Anyone can check our website to see if they have active Tulsa County warrants by using this link: tcsook.glyphreports.com 

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 tcso.org.

2022 Mike Clancy Toy Drive begins

Every year TCSO employees and Tulsa County FOP #188 work to make the holiday brighter for Tulsa County children in need through the Mike Clancy Toy Drive.

It was started by former TCSO Lt. Mike Clancy in 1982. He would dress up as Santa Claus and deliver toys to local families.

In addition to providing toys to 1,100 children at area organizations and schools last year, 15 families also received Christmas gifts and clothing through the Mike Clancy Toy Drive.

Here’s how the public can help:

  • You can drop off unwrapped toys and children’s clothing at our headquarters building during regular business hours. The address is 303 W 1st A donation box is located in the lobby. The deadline to drop off toys is December 15th.

 

  • If you prefer to make a financial donation, make checks payable to Tulsa County FOP #188 and mail to:

Tulsa County FOP #188

P.O. Box 2216

Tulsa, Ok 74101

2022 Regional Law Enforcement Job Fair

FREE HIRING EVENT

Join us at one of the region’s LARGEST Law Enforcement hiring events!

Where: SageNet Center Upper Level located at 4145 E. 21st Street in Tulsa. (Located at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. It’s the building with the Golden Driller Statue)

When:  June 2, 2022

Times:  10:30am to 4:00pm

*This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

This fair will feature Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Cherokee Marshal’s, Catoosa PD, Bartlesville PD, Tulsa PD, Broken Arrow PD, Bixby PD, Sand Springs PD, Owasso PD, Jenks PD, Skiatook PD, Muskogee Creek Nation Lighthorse PD, Tulsa Community College PD, Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Okmulgee Co. Criminal Justice Authority, Muskogee PD, Glenpool PD, and more.

Agencies are looking to fill civilian and law enforcement positions.

Positions include Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, Trooper, 911 Communications, Detention Officers, Clerks, Analysts, Maintenance Technicians, and more.

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