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Fake Email Scam Alert Sounded in Logan County

Edmondsun.com reported on 30th December, 2014 stating that Logan County (Ohio, US) authorities are warning public about an email scam and a phone using the name of a deputy to try to defraud victims.

Edmondsun.com published news on 30th December, 2014 quoting Richard Stephens, Logan County Chief Deputy, as saying "On Tuesday, 30th December, 2014, office of the Logan County Sheriff, received a call for service for potential fraud."

Stephens said that the victim reported to have received many telephone calls and many deceptive emails from someone who claimed to be a Detective Marcus Shield of the agency (referring to Sheriff's Office).

Stephens said that the victim was informed on phone and by fake emails that there were arrest warrants for her husband and she was required to pay to prevent arrest.

Stephens said that the caller or the sender of the email threatened the woman to send the warrants to superior court debiting the costs to her name when she did not believe the caller and the email sender.

Newsok.com published news on 29th December, 2014 quoting the email from the Sheriff's Office as "The suspects have gone far and forwarded their telephones to the Logan County Sheriff's Office in trying to legitimize their efforts to cheat the victims."

Stephens said that the sheriff's office does not call or send emails to collect money and it is not possible to transfer costs for warrants from one person to another.

Stephens advised that if you receive such calls or emails, you should contact your local law enforcement and you should never provide any personal information or make any payment over the phone or email.

Moreover, it is not only Logan County in US which has been targeted by scammers to launch their malicious online scams because similar attacks have also been reported from other counties also. For example, Iron County Sheriff's Office (Utah,US) released a warning that they spotted a fraudulent email during mid-November 2014 stating that a recipient had an outstanding arrest warrant for a "non-paid loan and check fraud".

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