Clerk of Court Releases Scam Warning

A Bienville Parish resident recently reported that someone called from a local number and claimed to be from the Bienville Parish Clerk’s Office.  The scam caller was unsuccessful because, according to Clerk of Court Eddie Holmes, “the resident knew enough about our office to scare them off.”  

Holmes explained that the Clerk’s office only has one phone line and one phone number, which is 318-263-2123.  Any and all calls from the Clerk’s office will be from that number only.  “We DO occasionally make phone calls regarding court dates, filing issues, suit costs etc…,” Holmes said, “however, 99.9% of the time it will be because you have contacted us previously OR you left your number for us to call you regarding the situation. We will not call you asking personal information of any sort. We do not serve papers. We do not have arrest powers. We do not sell services by telemarketing calls.”

If you receive this call or any call from the Clerk’s office which seems suspicious, feel free to hang up and call 318-263-2123 and ask for Eddie Holmes. 

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