Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Telephone Scam Amping Up

 

The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public that a telephone scam is amping up again locally. The Sheriff’s Office received complaints that calls are being received with the caller making the threat of outstanding warrants. “The scammer then threatens if they do not contact [a] number immediately they will be arrested,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “These scammers are tricky and will continually switch numbers.” The Sheriff’s Office repeated what the public has been told before, that law enforcement does NOT call people with outstanding warrants and anyone who thinks they may have a warrant to take care of can visit the Department of Public Safety’s website. The message is simple. If you do receive one of these calls do not give out any information and hang up. Call your local law enforcement agency if you believe you’ve been the victim of a scam.

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Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.