Phone scam resurfaces in Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. -- Scammers have returned to the phone lines.

Several reports of individuals portraying themselves as local law enforcement or court officials, conning people out of money, has flooded the sheriff’s department, according to Kosciusko County Deputies.

The caller is said to deceive the victim by telling them they have outstanding court fines, a missed court date, or jury duty. The caller then tells the victim a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

Deputies say the victim will be asked to purchase a pre-paid credit card in a certain amount. If they do so, the threat of legal trouble will be erased.

To recognize this scam, listen for legal jargon and naming of law enforcement or court officials.

According to deputies, county officials and law enforcement will not make calls regarding such matters.

If you feel as if you are being scammed, hang up and notify deputies right away.

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