Alert: Summit County phone scam

Alert: Summit County phone scam
Some apps are dangerous. They are not what they appear to be on the surface. (Source: WOIO)

SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - Over the past three weeks, the Summit County Sheriff's Office has received several calls from citizens regarding attempted scams on the telephone.

The callers have indicated that they have received calls from an individual claiming to be a representative from the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

The potential victims were informed that they have an outstanding arrest warrant because of a traffic citation or because they missed jury duty. They were then instructed to purchase a gift card or meet the caller in person to further discuss the matter.

If anyone has received a similar call or has been a victim of a similar scam, please contact the Summit County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau at 303-643-8637.

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