ALERT: Phone scam targets incarcerated individuals and their families
(December 12, 2020) – The Pierce County Prosecutor warns that a company has been contacting families of incarcerated individuals, offering $1,500 services to aid their loved ones in requesting a resentencing hearing.
Prosecutor Mary Robnett warned that families have been receiving calls offering $1,500 to aid their loved ones in requesting a resentencing hearing, wrongly implying that certified court documents are needed to request one as per a new Washington law.
Please note there is no need for “certified” court documents and no need to pay to request resentencing. The law the scam refers to, Senate Bill 6164, makes no mention of such a requirement.
Please notify others of this scam and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
To read the full text of Senate Bill 6164, click here.
To read an article from The News Tribune regarding the scam, click here.