Sheriff warns about phone scam from fake "Captain Guilford"
October 17, 2018
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is warning about a scam technique that, he says, is currently on a rise in Linn County.
Citizens have been receiving telephone calls from a male who identifies himself as “Captain Guilford.”
The male tells recipients that they have an outstanding warrant and because they did not show up for court, they now have a federal subpoena. The caller then asks the recipient to get a pre-paid money card and pay the fine over the telephone. The phone number is often a fake, as these phone numbers are forwarded through fake phone apps.
Yon said his office has receive...