Multiple Scam Calls Received In Muskegon County

Posted at 8:41 PM, May 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-30 20:48:33-04

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. — The Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday night that it is investigating multiple telephone fraud complaints where the caller is impersonating a law enforcement officer by reporting to be a Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office employee.

The suspect is telling the victims that they have a warrant for their arrest. The suspect advises the victim how to avoid being arrested by paying the bond using “Green Dot” “MoneyPak” cards.

The Sheriff’s Office said it does not contact people to pay bonds over the phone. Anyone receiving one of these calls should hang up and not send them any money.

If you have sent money to someone reporting to be from the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office, contact the Sheriff’s Office to file a report.

The phone number being used is a local number, but it appears the suspects are working out of another state. An Internet search shows that this same scam has been used involving other sheriff offices throughout the country since the beginning of the year.