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Beware: a new scam is in town

When you answer your phone, do you always know for sure who is on the other end?

With all of the recent Sergeant Kristen Dymacek with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said residents should be aware of the latest called the warrant scam.

Here is how the scam works.

Someone pretending to be from the Sheriff’s Department calls your phone and says they have a warrant out for your arrest.

They then send you to your local convenience store, and ask you to buy a prepaid visa card where they then steal your money.

“And then they will ask for that number on the card itself and the problem is once they have that number then they have all the money that you have paid for that card”, said Sergeant Kristen Dymacek.

However, that is not how the Sheriff’s department operates.

They will never call and ask for your financial information, and they want to warn others that victims of this scam will never see that money again.

So the next time you pick up the phone…make sure you’re aware of who is on the other end.

“In all honesty if they know it’s a scam, just hang up there’s no reason to talk to them whatsoever”, said Sergeant Kristen Dymacek.

If you have any questions or concerns about the scam you are encouraged to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.

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