Fraudulent Social Security Calls - Canadian County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Unit received a complaint today from a victim that they had received a phone call from 281-769-2926 claiming they were from Social Security and that their Social Security number had been violated and blocked. Investigators ran a check on the number and found that it was from call center located in Texas. Investigators followed up on the number and found this is fraudulent call center and they have no connection with Social Security. In the follow up investigation background information indicated there was a number of suspects placing calls from this call center. If you get a call from this number do not answer, block the number, and disregard any messages from them. No Federal Agency (IRS-Social Security) will call you unsolicited
2/17/2021 - On this date there has been a number of reports of Canadian County residents receiving an automated call stating: “This is Health and Human Services and you have been selected to receive a one time grant. (Cont’d)
12/21/2020 - During the week of December 14, 2020, Investigations by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of Krishna Skanes and Jay Benson for sexual communication with a minor and lewd acts with a child during an undercover sting in Canadian County. Skanes was arrested on December 14, 2020, from a Canadian County arrest warrant by Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and Benson was arrested on December 16, 2020 by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office. These undercover operations targeted internet predators using social media who target children...continued.