Published August 28. 2021 07:04AM

The Pennsylvania State Police issued a warning Friday about a telephone scam with increased attempts to defraud those individuals who are mandated to comply with Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registry.

The scam begins with a telephone call from an individual who claims to be a law enforcement official to an offender listed on the PSP Megan’s Law website. The caller claims the offender is not in compliance with their registration requirements, and sometimes, the caller claims to hold a warrant for the offender’s arrest. The caller also claims the issue can be resolved if the offender obtains some form of cash card and arranges a money transfer.

PSP does not solicit convicted sex offenders for any type of monetary compensation to gain compliance with registration requirements.

Anyone who receives such a telephone call should not initiate any type of…

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