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Deputies warn of phone scam

Updated: Friday, August 1, 2014
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IONIA COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Deputies in Ionia Co. are warning of a phone scam from someone claiming to represent the sheriff's office.

Investigators say that the caller tries to collect money from the victims so that they can avoid being arrested for a warrant.

One resident was asked to pay $4,000 via bank transfer. The woman didn't pay up and contacted police.

Officers say that the call appeared to originate from a phone at the sheriff's office, but it did not.

Deputies say that law enforcement does not collect bond money for arrest warrants over the phone.  Anyone who is asked to pay any amount of money to avoid being arrested is the target of this scam or a similar scam.  

Anyone with any questions or concerns should contact the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office via Central Dispatch at 616 527 0400.

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