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Phone scams on the rise in Cleveland County

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Phone scams are on the rise in Cleveland County, according to authorities.

The fraud cases involved the suspect asking for a gift card to settle an unpaid order, according to Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office officials.

The suspects are communicating with community members by phone, spoofing the main phone number of the Sheriff’s Office, and using the names of current employees to trick them into buying gift cards to prevent being caught. arrest warrants are believed to be outstanding.

“We want our citizens to know that we will never call you asking for any form of payment over the phone,” said Sheriff Chris Amason. “In addition, we do not call individuals to notify them of the status of their warrants.”

Call the Sheriff’s Office at (405)-701-8916 if you live in Cleveland County and have been targeted or become the victim of a scam.

https://kfor.com/news/local/rise-in-phone-scams-in-cleveland-county/ Phone scams on the rise in Cleveland County

Dais Johnston

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