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Callers are the ones wanted in this scam

Cary Ashby • Aug 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Huron County Sheriff Dane Howard is warning area residents of a recent scam that is occurring in another Ohio county.

A telephone scam is occurring in which callers identify themselves as deputy sheriffs from a particular county and tell residents that there is a warrant out for their arrest for failure to appear. The scammers tell people that this can be resolved over the phone by posting bond with a credit card. When the residents give out their credit card information, funds are being taken.

Be aware that this type of call would never come from the Huron County Sheriff's Office, and individuals should always contact the sheriff's office if they are ever unsure about a phone call requesting money.

The sheriff's office can be contacted with questions, 24 hours a day, at (419) 663-2828.

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