Home > News

Municipal Court: Beware of scam artists

Posted July 10, 2017

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.

The Fort Worth Municipal Court advises residents to become aware of and use authorized payment methods after a small number of people have reported phone calls designed to defraud residents for alleged outstanding warrant fees and fines.

One resident reported receiving a call from a person who identified herself as an officer, who then told the resident that payment for a warrant was needed immediately in order to avoid going to jail.

A Municipal Court official called the number provided by the fake officer, who hung up when questioned about her credentials.

Sgt. Charles Boykin of the Fort Worth Police Department’s Fraud Unit said such telephone scams are fairly common, and residents should call the PD’s non-emergency number, 817-392-4222, to report any scams or suspicious behavior.

To verify authorized payment options for outstanding fines, go online or contact the Municipal Court during regular business hours at 817-392-6700.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Business Planning with Stratpad Tools: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 20, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Jan. 22, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 2018; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

NAS Fort Worth, JRB Regional Coordination Committee: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018; Fort Worth Mounted Patrol Building, 1901 N. Las Vegas Trail.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Commuter Rail Committee: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Planning, Operations & Marketing Committee: 4 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Finance & Audit Committee: 4:45 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
View the agenda »

Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018; Oak Hall, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
View the agenda »

Is Owning a Business a Good Fit For You?: 6 p.m. Jan. 22, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, IDEA Works, 600 E. Rosedale St.
Register for this event »

Audit Committee: 1 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Central City Local Government Corporation: 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

AllianceAirport Authority: 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Lone Star Local Government Corporation: 2 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Notice of Public Meeting - Municipal Setting Designation for 2417 East Long Avenue: 7 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; Fort Worth City Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Notice of Public Meeting - Municipal Setting Designation for 1401 Swift Street: 7 p.m. Jan. 23, 2018; Fort Worth City Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Small Business Expo 2018: 9 a.m. Jan. 24, 2018; Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Hall A, 650 S Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202.
Register for this event »

1 Million Cups - Fort Worth: 9 a.m. Jan. 24, 2018; Ensemble Coworking, 1617 Park Place Ave Suite 110, Fort Worth, TX 76110.

Recruiting and Hiring Great People: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
Register for this event »

View the full city calendar.