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Sheriff warns of local scam


August 18, 2015

The Sheriff's Office is warning Linn County residents about a scam technique that, Sheriff Bruce Riley said, is currently on the rise locally.

“Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male subject who identifies himself as Capt. Dan Messick,” Riley said. “The male advises you of an outstanding warrant for your arrest and because you did not show up for court, you now have a federal subpoena. The caller then asks you to get a pre-paid money card and pay your fine over the telephone. The phone number is often blocked or shows long distance.”

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