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Police: Several reports of phone scam making rounds

Posted at 9:27 AM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 09:27:40-05

Police are warning people about an old phone scam making its way around once again.

The Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office has received numerous calls in reference to a phone scam. Hillsdale County residents are receiving phone calls advising them they have a warrant for their arrest and they need to pay money over the phone "for their bond" or they will be arrested, police said.

Residents who call the number back reached a recording that stated it was the "sheriff's department" but no county or town is listed, the Hillsdale County Sheriff's said.

Police will never call to tell someone there is a warrant for their arrest and demand money. Police also will never give warrant information over the phone.

The Hillsdale County Sheriff's Office also added it does not have an automated calling system, meaning if someone calls the office, that person will talk with someone directly.