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Scammer targets people with phony claims of warrants

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

They say a man is calling people in Port Clinton claiming to be the Ottawa County Sheriff. He tells people they failed to report for jury duty and that there's an active warrant for that person's arrest.

The scammer then claims that the person can take care of the warrant by sending a payment via PayPal.

The Sheriff's Office reminds people that is not how any police agency would handle a warrant. Anyone who receives a call like that is asked to call their local police department immediately.
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