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Sheriff warning of phone scam in Ottawa County

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OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a possible phone scam.

They say someone is posing as the Sheriff of Ottawa County over the phone and asking for money.

A person reported the scam on Saturday.

It involves a male subject calling people in Port Clinton and telling them he is the Sheriff.

The scammer then tells the person that they did not show up for jury duty and that they have a warrant out for their arrest.

The victim is then told they can take care of the warrant if they send in money over a PayPal account.

The Sheriff's Office says no police agency would ever handle a warrant in this way.

If you receive a phone call similar to this one you are asked to immediately file a police report.

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