By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – State Police say scammers are using the Megan’s Law website to target registered sex offenders.READ MORE: Report: Attorneys For Christian Bey Want Certain Evidence Suppressed In Criminal Trial
Police put out a warning Friday about an increase in a telephone scam that tries to defraud people mandated to comply with the state’s sex offender registry.READ MORE: Butler Transit Authority Stops Local Service Due To Driver Shortage
The scammer, pretending to be an enforcement officer, calls and claims the offender isn’t in compliance with registration requirements. Sometimes police say the scammer claims to have an arrest warrant. The scammer then asks for a cash card or arranges a money transfer, saying that can fix the problem.MORE NEWS: Federal Judge Dismisses Some Of The Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Against Ohio State And Dr. Richard Strauss
Police say they’ll never solicit convicted sex offenders for any money to gain compliance with registration requirements. Anyone who gets a call like that is asked to verify the caller’s identity, take notes and then call their local law enforcement agency.