Logan Co. Sheriff's Office Warns Of Phone And E-Mail Scam


Monday, December 29th 2014, 1:28 pm
By: News 9


The Logan County Sheriff's office is warning against a telephone and e-mail scam.

According to the Sheriff's office, at about 10:50 a.m. Monday, deputies received a report of a potential fraud case. The victim said she had received several telephone calls and multiple e-mails from someone who claimed to be a Detective Marcus Shield from the Sheriff's office.The suspect stated that there were warrants for the arrest of the victim's husband and that she needed to pay for the warrants to prevent arrest.

When the victim reported that her husband was deceased, the suspect told her that he would send the warrants to superior court and have the costs transferred into her name, according to the Sheriff's office.

The suspects have gone so far as to have their telephones forwarded to the Logan County Sheriff's Office in an attempt to legitimize their efforts to defraud the victims.

The Sheriff's Office said it does not make collection calls or e-mails. It is not possible to transfer cost warrants from one individual to another.

Anytime the public receives these types of calls, they need to contact their local law enforcement and in no case should you provide any payment or personal information over the phone or on e-mail.