Deputies warn public of warrant scam

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If someone calls your house, claiming you need to pay money or face being arrested on a warrant, don’t believe them.

Thursday, the sheriff’s office issued a warning about scam calls. Deputies say they were alerted by four local psychologist who had been contacted by phone by someone claiming to be a U.S. Marshal.

The caller left a voicemail claiming the psychologists failed to respond to something and now owned money. The psychologists were instructed to call 585-209-5118, a phone number that has since been disconnected.

We’re told only one of the psychologists were victimized. They were instructed to purchase Green Dot money packs totaling $4,000. The victim was told to stay on the line until the transaction was complete. If they were disconnected, they were told to call 585-753-4178 — which is a real phone number for the sheriff’s office.

Deputies ask anyone with further information on this scam, or have also been victimized, to call 911.

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