Erie County Sheriff’s Office warns of caller pretending to be law enforcement

Erie County Sheriff’s Office warns of caller pretending to be law enforcement
(Source: Bernadette Heier)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Erie County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning to residents about a caller pretending to be from their agency.

County investigators received two reports from residents on Monday about a male caller posing as a sergeant from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller told the person who answered that a warrant was out for their arrest and attempted to collect an alleged bond payment through use of prepaid debit cards.

When investigators returned a call to the number 419-370-2919, an audio recording identifying themselves as the Erie County Sheriff’s Office answered.

The sheriff’s office reiterated that the call is a scam.

“Please do not engage these callers in conversation. Hang up on them and feel free to call us at any time at (419) 625-7951,” the Erie County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.

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