Sheriff warns against 'Capt. Guilford' scam


October 24, 2018

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is warning about a scam technique that, he says, is currently on the 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 recei...

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