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Lincoln County Sheriff Reports Scam Calls

On May 31, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls from citizens reporting an attempted scam in which the caller was impersonating an Officer.

Callers said they were contacted by someone claiming to be a Sheriff’s Office employee informing them they had outstanding warrants. The scammer went on to say the warrants could be resolved by paying with gift cards, Venmo, or Apple Pay. The scammer is using the name of an actual Sheriff’s Office employee.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will never call citizens to solicit funds in any way in order to resolve outstanding warrants. Law enforcement does not accept money to cancel a warrant or an order for arrest. All warrants are served in person and not by telephone.

Citizens should not provide any personal identifying information over the phone or purchase any money cards or exchange any money in reference to such calls. Anyone who receives such a call should simply hang up.