SAVANNAH, GA (October 28, 2021) – The Savannah Police Department is warning the public of a scam involving warrants through Recorder’s Court that is circulating in the city.

The Financial Crimes Unit has become aware of reports that Savannahians are receiving calls from “law enforcement representative,” who is referring to himself as John Landrum. He claims that the person he has called has a warrant through Recorder’s Court and will be arrested if that person doesn’t pay immediately. Payment, he said, is accepted through gift card or money pack cards.

If you receive a similar call, hang up immediately and call law enforcement or the court’s directly if you are concerned about the validity. Neither the courts nor police will ever ask for payment via gift cards or money pack cards in exchange for staying out of jail. Law enforcement will also never ask for payment over the phone.