Pennsylvania State Police announced a scam is targeting registered sex offenders, according to a press release.
The scam allegedly involves a registered sex offender receiving a call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement official who advises the sex offender that they are not in compliance with their registration requirements, sometimes claiming to have a warrant for the person’s arrest.
To resolve the situation, the caller suggests the sex offender obtain a cash card or arrange a money transfer. However, the state police does not solicit registered sex offenders for monetary compensation to gain compliance with registration documents.
Any issues with registration requirements can only be resolved by an offender appearing at an approved registration site, or by personal contact with a law enforcement official.
If a registered sex offender receives this type of call and has any question regarding their compliance status, they should contact the Pennsylvania State Police Megan’s Law Section at 1-866-771-3170.