Ingham Co. Sheriff warns about latest phone scam

Published: May. 11, 2018 at 11:33 AM EDT
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The Ingham County Sheriff's department has been received calls regarding a phone scam.

The scam seems to have started within the last day and is swindling residents out of money.

The caller claims to be Captain Harris from the Sheriff's office and says that the person that answered the phone is in violation of a law or they have a loved one that is arrested.

The caller then asks for money to solve the issue.

It has been reported that people have already lost several thousand dollars in this scam.

Ingham Co. Sheriff's office wants to remind everyone that they will never call you and demand money.

And if this happens, hang up the phone immediately. Don't give out any personal information and be sure to follow up with the agency that the caller says they are calling from. And don't make the mistake of calling back the number that called you.

News 10's Clayton Cummins will sit down with the real Captain Harris and have more on this story for you on News 10 at 6 PM.

The Sheriff's Office has received several complaints in the last day where the caller claims to be a Lieutenant or a...

Posted by Ingham County Sheriff's Office on Friday, May 11, 2018