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Holiday phone scam in in Johnson County

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JOHNSON COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Sheriff’s Office would like to warn people about a phone scam occurring again in Johnson County. 

Victims report receiving a phone call from a grandchild or law enforcement asking them to send bail money or gift cards because their grandchild has been arrested. One of the scammers may even identify themselves as an attorney and they may ask for a significant amount of money. 

If you receive a call like this do not send  any money or provide personal information to the caller.  Instead, contact your local law enforcement agency to report the activity or to verify if someone is in jail.  Law enforcement will not call citizens for bail money and gift cards are never accepted as a form of bail.

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