Scam targets sex offenders

Print Article

The Idaho Central Sex Offender Registry, administered by the Idaho State Police, has been made aware of several attempted scams targeting registered sex offenders in at least one Idaho county and six Florida counties. One scam involves a caller posing as a law enforcement officer who tells the sex offender that they have missing or out-of-date registration information. The caller then threatens that, in order to avoid arrest for failure to register, the registrant must bring a gift/money card to a specified location (other than the registration office). The caller may provide a callback number with a voice mail message that sounds as if it belongs to the local law enforcement agency’s registration office. In another report, the caller says they are with the sheriff’s office and they have a warrant for being non-compliant. The scammer goes on to say that the only way to take care of it without being arrested is go to the store and get a money card and give them the card number over the phone.

Anyone receiving such a phone call should not follow the instruction and should immediately report it to the local sheriff’s office.

Print Article

Read More

Hotel proposed near Ramsey Road and I-90

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press An informational-planning meeting on the proposed Home 2 Suites by Hilton hotel is noon Thursday with the Design Review Commission in Conference Room 6 in Coeur d’Alene City Hall. The four-story, 11...

Comments

Read More

PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Trojans notch opening win

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press POST FALLS — Kaylee Moate, Reagan Hartzell and Kamryn Becker each scored once as Post Falls opened its season with a 3-1 victory over Hillcrest of Ammon on Saturday morning. Bethany Gilmor added a p...

Comments

Read More

PREP BOYS SOCCER: Bonners Ferry holds off St. Maries

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press ST. MARIES — Preston McLeish scored an unassisted goal in the 56th minute to send the Bonners Ferry Badgers past the St. Maries Lumberjacks 1-0 in the season and Intermountain League opener for both ...

Comments

Read More

‘Pick their heads up and be proud of what they’ve done’

August 19, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The true mark of a person and coach is how they react to a difficult situation. Coeur d’Alene Little League manager Sean Cherry showed the world what type of coach and m...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X