Scam Alert-Spoofing of Criminal Justice Agencies Phone Numbers

The Dallas Police Department has seen an increase in phone scams impersonating local police departments, judges, and other city officials.

The caller will advise the individual that they have fines for outstanding warrants, missed jury duty, or failure to appear for a court proceeding. The caller will demand you remain on the line until the bail bond/fine is paid.  In some cases, the caller will ask you to meet at a bail bond office, where the transaction takes place in the parking lot.

This is a public awareness announcement, but if you have suffered a loss in one of these scams, please contact the Dallas Police Department Financial Investigations Unit at (214) 671-3543 or by email at or go to your nearest police substation to file a report.