PA Phone Scam Targets Sex Offenders

The Pennsylvania State Police is warning registered sex offenders about a telephone scam that targets them for fraud. State police said Monday there’s been an increase in efforts to defraud them though calls falsely claiming to be from law enforcement. The agency says callers tell offenders they aren’t complying with registration requirements, and sometimes that they have a warrant for the target’s arrest. Callers offer to resolve the problem if the offender sends money. Anyone who receives a calls like this should contact the State Police.