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Published: Saturday, 2/8/2014 - Updated: 7 months ago

BORDERLAND

Lucas Co. sheriff warns of telephone scam

BLADE STAFF

The Lucas County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam in which the caller claims to be a deputy.

The caller tells the resident a warrant has been issued for his or her arrest because the resident did not show up for jury duty, the sheriff’s office says. The caller then asks for personal information — Social Security number, birth date, address — and says, for a fee, the matter can be resolved.

Sheriff’s officials said neither deputies nor anyone else from the sheriff’s office will call anyone to advise of a warrant; a deputy also would not ask for personal data on the phone.

Officials suggest hanging up immediately if contacted by a suspected scammer and calling the local police department.



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