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Sheriff's Office: Lt. Greg Allen doesn't work here, ignore scam calls

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Linn County Sheriff's Office is sending out a warning about a phone scam that they've received reports about. The Sheriff's Office says they've been contacted by multiple area law enforcement agencies who say they've gotten reports from people getting calls from a person claiming to be Lt. Greg Allen with the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

When "Lt. Allen" calls he's trying to collect money from people, telling them they've missed jury duty and must pay a fine to keep from getting arrested. The problem is, there isn't anyone who works at the Linn County Sheriff's Office named Greg Allen; further, law enforcement officials will not threaten people to pay fines over the phone.

If you get a call from this person, hang up right away.

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