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Please Be Advised

**August 2021 UPDATE** The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has received reports of possible attempted scams against those required to register as a sexual offender/predator in Florida. One new scam referenced the collection of the target’s DNA and/or palm prints and the caller stated they were from the sheriff's office or FDLE and requested payment in lieu of arrest. Additionally, registrants may be contacted by text messages and told to call a 1-800 number to verify their phone number or register their mobile device. Text messages may claim they originate with the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office, Federal Dept. of Justice) and state that periodic security checks using mobile devices are required. Calls and messages may suggest that registrants bring payments to a local sheriff’s office and later say payment cannot be dropped off in-person and should be submitted via Venmo, PayPal, or other web-based platform. Some of these calls and text messages do not request money, but others threaten an arrest warrant if the registrant does not pay a sum of money. Callers may spoof legitimate Federal, State, or Local Law Enforcement Agency names and phone numbers.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Neither FDLE nor a Federal or Local Law Enforcement Agency will contact registrants by phone (calls or text) to solicit payment. If contacted, reports should be filed with a local law enforcement agency directly. 
View ReRegistration Days, Times and Locations by County (Spanish Version) for contact numbers for law enforcement agencies around the state.

**September 2019 UPDATE** FDLE continues to receive reports of attempted scams. New scams are targeting sexual offenders/predators regarding the collection of their DNA and/or palm prints, where the caller states they are from the sheriff's office or FDLE. Some of these callers do not request money, but others threaten a warrant if the offender/predator does not pay a sum of money. As noted below, if you receive such a call, please immediately contact your local law enforcement agency directly to report this information. View ReRegistration Days, Times and Locations by County (Spanish Version) for contact numbers for law enforcement agencies around the state.

**March 2018 Original Notice** FDLE has received reports of attempted scams targeting sexual offenders and predators involving a caller posing as a law enforcement officer and indicating that the sexual offender/predator has missing or out-of-date registration information. The caller directs the registrant to bring a gift or money card to a location other than the registration office in order to avoid arrest for failure to register. The caller may provide a call back number that appears to belong to local law enforcement's registration office. If you receive such a call, please immediately contact your local law enforcement agency directly to report this information. View ReRegistration Days, Times and Locations by County (Spanish Version) for contact numbers for law enforcement agencies around the state.