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DLCA Commissioner Says To Beware Of Robocall Scammers Promising Arrest If You Don’t Return The Call

CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said he received a robotic call Tuesday saying there is a pending legal action against him and failure to return the call to discuss the matter may result in the issuance of an arrest warrant.

If you receive a similar call, it is likely a scam. Hang up or do not respond. If someone mentions there is a warrant out for your arrest, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs encourages the public to report the call to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Economic Crime Bureau.

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are ten (10) practical tips from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help you stay a step ahead:

There are many ways consumers can report a scam. You contact the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs hotlines at (340) 771-SCAM(7226) or (340) 727-SCAM(7226) or via email to

You may also report scams at Your reports help the FTC and other law enforcement investigate scams and bring crooks to justice.

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