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Sheriff's Office - Linn County, IA

Posted on: February 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Sheriff warns of phone scam

Area law enforcement agencies have been receiving phone calls today (Feb. 2) from the public advising that they have been contacted by a person claiming to be Lieutenant Greg Allen from the Linn County Sheriff's Office. He is trying to collect money from the public by informing callers that they missed jury duty and must now purchase a money order to pay a fine and avoid arrest.

This is a scam and there is no Lieutenant Greg Allen who works for the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office never contacts individuals by phone and threatens to arrest them unless they purchase money orders to pay for their fines.

If you receive a phone call from this individual, hang up and do not provide him your financial information.

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