Lake County sheriff warns of phone scam

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 10/15/2019 4:25 PM

The Lake County sheriff's office is warning residents about a phone scam in which the call falsely appears to be coming from the sheriff's office.

The scammer is using a spoofed telephone number so that caller ID indicates the call is from the sheriff, officials said. The scammer claims to be calling about a civil matter and states the resident needs to call back at a provided number, which is not associated with the sheriff's office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The sheriff's office says people who receive the call should not call back.

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