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Police call scam in Ingham County

Caller claims to be from the sheriff's office and requesting money

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - The Ingham County Sheriff's Office has received several complaints about a scam phone call where a person poses as an officer to collect payment.

Recently several complaints from a caller who claims to be Greg Harris from the sheriff's office and is claiming either a law has been broken or the person receiving the call had a loved one arrested.

The caller is requesting money to solve the issue and in several instances in the past people have lost several thousand dollars to this scam.

The Ingham County Sheriff's Office sent out a reminder that the sheriff's office will never call to demand money or any other form of payment.

The statement goes on to say "if this happens to you, hang up the phone immediately without confirming any information, and contact the agency in which they claim to be calling from to verify what you have been told"

The Ingham County Sheriff's Office also provided two additional tips to help people from being scammed. First, always use a directory for the agencies phone number and not the number the caller may provide you. Second, do not give money to people you don't know over the phone or computer.


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