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Sheriff's office warns residents of scam

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Monday, January 9, 2023 - The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) warns residents to be on alert after receiving several reports of potential scammers in the area.

Citizens in Sequoyah County have recently been receiving calls in which the caller states there is a warrant for their arrest. Money and gift cards are being requested by callers who tell residents it will prevent them from being arrested.

The callers are attempting to con citizens by making their call appear more legitimate by using the names of deputies who work for the Sheriff's Office.

In some instances, scammers have called from a blocked number only to call back a second time with a cloned SCSO number that shows up on the caller ID.

In other instances, residents have received voicemails instructing them to call the number back. In the voicemail recording, it states that the caller is from the SCSO.

The SCSO and the Sequoyah County Courthouse would never contact individuals by phone regarding a warrant, request money, or ask for any additional personal information.

If you receive a call like this, take extra precaution and don’t provide any personal information or money to the caller.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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