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Twin Falls Sheriff’s Office Warns Of New Scam

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By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - There’s a new scam in the area. The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s office say they have received three reports of a caller identifying himself as someone from the Sheriff’s office wanting to collect on past due fines in order to avoid being arrested.
One woman stated she received an email about the fines and shortly after a phone call stating she needed to pay or she would be arrested. The caller identified himself as Sheriff Carter.

The individuals in the above cases recognized the calls for what they were and did not release any money or personal information to the callers.

Often these callers will have some personal information about you. Listen closely for errors in what they say, and ask for more information. Get a contact name and phone number and ask to call them back. If you receive a request for personal information from a business, look up the main contact number for the company and use that to verify any requests.

As a reminder, the Sheriff’s Office does not make phone calls to collect debts. Payments for fines and court costs are made at the courthouse.


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