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Phone scam reported

By David Hotle | Apr 18, 2014

The Washington County Communications Center reported that communications from the Washington County Sheriff’s office informing people they have won money is a scam.
According to a press release, callers receive a call from a person claiming to be working for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The caller ID has been manipulated to show the actual number of the sheriff’s office and the Communications Center. The caller advises the recipient that they have won $1 million and must send $3,000.

The communications center said that this is a scam and that people should be wary of any call of this type.

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