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SCSO warns against recent scam call tactics

PARK CITY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is warning locals about a new phone scam tactic.

With this new technique, Scammers may try identifying themselves as a member of the SCSO and claim that those they have called have missed jury duty, or have an outstanding warrant or fine.

“We will NEVER call and demand or make a request for money,” said a statement from the SCSO. “No legitimate government agent, reputable business or business representative will ever call you and tell you to send them money for ANY reason through cash apps, gifts cards, wire transfer, etc.”

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If you receive one of these calls, the SCSO has recommended that you avoid giving the caller any identifying information and hang up.

If you believe you are late on a bill, court fine or other payment, contact the entity the bill is through directly before making any kind of a transaction.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the SCSO at 435-615-3601 to speak with a deputy.

For more information on varying types of scams or to report a scam, visit the Utah Commerce Division of Consumer Protection website.

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