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Clark County Sheriff’s Office warns of ongoing phone scam

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is warning of an ongoing phone scam in which the caller has been impersonating a sergeant and demanding money to settle unpaid fines.

The sheriff’s office said it has received multiple reports of a scammer claiming to be a sheriff’ sergeant.

The scammer calls and says the intended target has unpaid fines and requests large sums of money to settle the debt. The caller also threatens the target by saying they will be arrested if the fines aren’t paid immediately, according to an agency news release.

The sheriff’s office will not call people to request any form of payment.

“If you receive a call as part of this scam, please do not give them any money, and hang up the phone,” the sheriff’s office said in the news release. “There is no need to contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office unless you have provided them money or feel you are the victim of a crime.”