Scam Alert in Wichita County

The Citizens of Wichita County are receiving telephone calls, text messages and emails from an individual who is claiming to be Deputy Melvin Joyner. Some of the emails are including an invoice demanding payment. Others include telephone calls that are stating that the persons being called have an outstanding warrant and that they need to go and get a gift card to take care of the warrant. They will then call back wanting the numbers off of the gift card.

The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office does not telephone, text or send emails to persons who have outstanding warrants. Usually this is done by the courts using the U.S. mail. Please be aware of this current scam going around.

If you receive a questionable call please be feel free to call the non-emergency number at 940-766-8170.