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Linn County Sheriff warns of scam

Staff Writer
Linn County Leader
Linn County Leader

The Linn County Sherif’s Office has received multiple reports of a scam involving a male subject impersonating a Linn County Sheriff’s Deputy.

According to a social media post, victims have reported receiving a phone call from a male subject who identifies himself as a Linn County Sheriff’s Deputy. The caller then states there is an outstanding warrant for the victim’s arrest for $30,000 or more. The subject the instructs the victim to purchase a Visa gift card, put the bond amount on the card and then provide the card number. This is not true, it is a scam.

According to the sheriff’s office, no one from that agency will contact you by phone advising of an arrest warrant and gift cards will not and are not accepted for bond.

Anyone who has been contacted and has provided any money to the caller, please call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 660-895-5213. Anyone who wishes to confirm contact with a deputy should call dispatch on the non-emergency line at 660-376-2911.