Defiance Sheriff Warns Of Scam

The Defi­ance County Sher­iff is warn­ing home­own­ers of another scam mak­ing the rounds.

Here’s how it works…

Some­body is using an app to manip­u­late Caller ID to make it appear that the per­son on the phone is a Defi­ance County Sheriff’s Deputy.

The Sher­iff says a scam­mer called one per­son in Defi­ance County at home and another at work forg­ing the Caller ID infor­ma­tion to say the call is com­ing from the Defi­ance County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller said he was Deputy Michael Jenk­ins, but there is no deputy in Defi­ance by that name.

The scam­mer tries to get credit card or bank infor­ma­tion, telling peo­ple that they have a war­rant for their arrest and they need to imme­di­ately send in a fee to take care of it.

The Defi­ance County Sheriff’s Office says if you get such a call, it’s bogus. Don’t give any infor­ma­tion, hang up, and call the sheriff’s office immediately.

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