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Ross County Sheriff Warning Residents of Phone Scam Claiming to be from Sheriff Department

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ROSS COUNTY – Sheriff Lavender wants to alert the community of a phone scam.

Residents have reported getting phone calls from a number that comes back to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office. The caller will identify themselves as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office and claim that the person they called has a relative in some sort of legal trouble and arrange to collect money to get them out of the trouble.

The caller is also requesting personal information.

The Ross County Sheriff’s Office is not making these calls, even though the number that appears in the caller ID is a number associated with the office . Anyone receiving one of these calls should not give out personal information and should call the Ross County Sheriff’s Office to report it.

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