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SCAM ALERT: Person Identifying Themselves As Police Officer Attempting To Defraud Citizens

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Over the past couple of days, area law enforcement agencies have fielded numerous calls from citizens reporting that a person identifying themselves as a police officer is attempting to defraud them. Over the past couple of days, area law enforcement agencies have fielded numerous calls from citizens reporting that a person identifying themselves as a police officer is attempting to defraud them.

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office wants you to be on the lookout for a costly and brazen scam that's been making its way around the county. 

The Sheriff's Office says they have taken numerous calls from citizens saying a person identifying themselves as a police officer has been calling saying they missed jury duty and must pay a fine over the phone to avoid a warrant. In some cases, victims have been told they already have a warrant issued and they need to send money to take care of it. Both stories are scams.

There is also another scam going around. This one involves someone calling the victim and identifying themselves as a grandchild who has recently been arrested and needs bail money, or travel expenses. The Sheriff's Office wants you to know this is also a scam. 

If you do happen to fall victim to one of these scams, deputies say call your local law enforcement agency and report it immediately. 

Never give out your personal information over the phone. 

 

 

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