Scam artists attempt to prey on inmates’ family members by using the names of jail employees

Phone scammers are once again claiming to be members of TCSO while targeting potential victims. On Monday, we received a report of a woman being scammed out of $400 with the promise that her family member would be released from the Tulsa County Jail.

The scammer stated he was Chief Deputy Eric Kitch and was calling to give the victim information about her loved one’s bond. The suspect stated due to COVID, instead of paying in person, she could send $400 through Venmo to bond her son out of jail. The suspect stated that he would be released as soon as payment was made. The number the suspect is using to call from is 405-363-0768 and says they are calling from David L. Moss. We urge people to remember that TCSO will never call anyone to ask for payment over the phone, especially to get loved ones out of jail.

TCSO has also been alerted to second scam making its way through the county. This one uses that name of Deputy John Carr. The scammer tells potential victims that they must buy cash cards and read him the numbers off the back, to avoid being arrested for missing court or jury duty.

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