A scammer is calling Jacksonites from the same number as the Jackson Police Department, (307) 733-1430, trying to defraud townsfolk.
That scammer, who is impersonating a Jackson police officer, is telling people that they have been issued a subpoena, which they can resolve via a money order, according to a Town of Jackson press release.
“Please be assured that a Jackson Police Officer would not instruct anyone to obtain a money order to resolve any sort of ticket, subpoena or other legally issued document,” stated the press release, which added that the calls began 8:30 a.m. Friday.
Police encourage people who may have received a phone call from the police department but question the caller’s legitimacy to call the police department at (307) 733-1430 or the Teton County Dispatch Center’s non-emergency number at (307) 733-2331.
Additionally, police are advising people not to obtain a money order or to send any money to somebody who may have called from the police department number.
The Jackson Hole News&Guide previously reported on scams in Jackson Hole, but those scams were real estate related, usually amounting to Craigslist listings for rooms that did not exist and fake leases intended to defraud the signatories.