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WLS - Mar 01, 2017
Phone scammers are calling residents in northwest suburban McHenry County to falsely inform them of arrest warrants against them. During the scam, the caller will identify himself as a police officer from the sheriff’s department and claim that the person has an arrest warrant that was issued for failing to appear for jury duty, according to a statement from the McHenry County sheriff’s office.
News On 6 - Feb 28, 2017
The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office issued a phone scam alert Tuesday after being contacted by multiple citizens who've received phone calls from someone claiming to be with the TCSO. Citizens have received calls in the past two weeks from someone claiming to be "Lt. Vance Berry of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office" and tells victims they have warrants and must send money to him to avoid being arrested, the sheriff's office wrote in a news release.
WAVY-TV - Feb 27, 2017
Newport News police are warning residents of a phone scam that was reported last week. Police said in Facebook post Monday that three people have reported receiving phone calls from the Police Information Desk number at 757-928-4100. The calls were reported to police Friday, Feb. 24.
KXAN.com - Feb 24, 2017
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The phone rings and panic ensues as the caller says they are with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and need immediate payments of unpaid taxes.
WJON News - Feb 24, 2017
Another phone scam has been circulating around Stearns County. Sheriff John Sanner says the sheriff’s office has received multiple reports about a phone scam where the suspects say the resident needs to bail their grandchild out of jail and to do so they must pay the bail in Walmart gift cards. Read More: Sheriff's Office Warns of Walmart Gift Card Phone Scam | http://wjon.com/sheriffs-office-warns-of-walmart-gift-card-phone-scam/?trackback=tsmclip
WSYM-TV - Feb 23, 2017
Another utility company is warning customers about a phone scam. The Lansing Board of Water and Light says its received several reports from people who got a call saying they'd lose their service if they didn't pay up over the phone with a pre-paid debit card, a credit car or wire transfer.
WCTV - Feb 21, 2017
The FBI's Tallahassee office is warning north Florida residents of scammers threatening to be representatives of government agencies and demanding money. According to officials, the scammers threaten their targets with a number of intimidating actions such as filing charges, confiscating property, freezing bank accounts, and arrest, unless payment is made immediately.
The Daily Telegram - Feb 19, 2017
A number of Lenawee County residents have received the same phone call or voicemail message. The caller identifies themselves as being from the Internal Revenue Service and tells the resident they are about to be arrested for nonpayment of taxes unless they send money right away.
WPXI Pittsburg - Feb 17, 2017
People in Western Pennsylvania and across the country have been receiving confusing phone calls for weeks. "This woman answers, (and) she's like, ‘Uh, hello. Can you hear me?' And I was like, 'I can hear you,’ and she says, 'Hold on a sec, I seem to have dropped my earpiece,'” said Barry Rider, who received such a call.
WSLS - Feb 17, 2017
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office wants you to be aware of a recent phone scam. Authorities say people have been receiving calls about missing court or jury duty. The caller says it’s from the sheriff’s office and that you need to pay a fine or will be arrested.