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Beware of Phone Scam

A notice was issued Wednesday, February 3 by Polk County Sheriff Brent Waak regarding a phone scam.
“The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is receiving information about a scam where someone is calling, identifying themselves as a Deputy, requesting payment for warrants,” Sheriff Waak said. “The suspect requests payment in the form of gift cards. Do not provide any information or payments, this is a scam.”
The sheriff’s department is requesting you document the phone numbers and call your local enforcement agency to file a report should you get a similar call.
“A reminder that deputies and local law enforcement never take a direct payment by phone, this is an attempted fraud,” Sheriff Waak added.

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