PhoneScam 300OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (5/13/19) — Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty is warning residents of a potential scam going on in the area.

OCSO said the department has been getting numerous alerts from residents about receiving calls from someone pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy. The caller ID numbers are from (270) 298-2008 and (800) 269-9521, which are not numbers for the OCSO.

The scam involves the setup of a numbered transfer system and voice mails left claim to be by an OCSO detective advising the recipient that they have active warrants and must pay a fine by purchasing Google Play or iTunes card or face jail time, said OCSO.

The sheriff advises everyone to not give the caller any money and to report it to Ohio County Central Dispatch at (270) 298-4411.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

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