Cheyenne Police and Laramie County District Court officials say they are getting reports of a phone scam targeting Cheyenne residents.

That's according to a post on the Cheyenne Police Department Facebook page. In a local twist on an old scam, con artists are calling up people and telling them they have a warrant out for their arrest. The callers typically pretend to be either a Cheyenne Police Officer or a court official.

That Isn't How Police Or Courts Operate

The caller also demands payment in the form of a money order or gift card. Legitimate governmental and law enforcement agencies in the United States never accept gift cards as payments for fines, but con artists often use them as payment from victims.

The post also says Cheyenne Police will never call you up to tell you about a warrant and that warrants must be taken care of in person and not over the phone.

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