Local sheriff warns residents not to fall for a phone scam going around

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GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) - (10/10/17) - A warning about a phone scam.

The caller is claiming to work for the Genesee County Sheriff or Prosecutors Office.

They say you may have an outstanding warrants or fines that must be paid or you'll be arrested.

Now, the Sheriff himself is saying, not so fast.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell says the callers are so bold that they've used two current employee names, a lieutenant and a deputy, and they've have cloned current numbers too.

Do not give your personal information out and dot not pay up.

Call the Genesee County Sheriff's Department directly if you get a call, do not panic.

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