The Allen County Sheriff's Office is warning about a phone scam where people are impersonating local law enforcement.

According to the sheriff's office, the suspects in the scam have been identifying themselves as detectives, court personnel, and other law enforcement and claim the victim has a warrant for their arrest, for missing jury duty or court appointment. Then they are demanding payment in lieu of an arrest. The sheriff's office says law enforcement will never contact you by phone demanding payment for anything. If you get one of these calls, contact your local law enforcement and request to speak to an officer directly.

12-26-2018 MEDIA RELEASE from Lt. A. McConnahea

Hello Everyone,

We have begun receiving complaints again regarding individuals posing as local law enforcement via telephone. The suspect(s) all who have been male so far, have identified themselves as detectives, court personnel, etc. and claim the victims have warrants for their arrest due to supposedly missing court assignments, jury duty, etc. The suspects demand over the phone payments in lieu of arrest. Once again, please be aware that law enforcement will NEVER contact you via telephone demanding payment for anything. If you receive this type of call please contact your local law enforcement agency and request to speak to an officer directly.

Thank You,

Lt. A. McConnahea

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