Ionia County Sheriff warns of phone scam

Phone Scam: Your Number Shows Up On Caller ID

Phone caller ID scam( File Photo)

IONIA, Mich. — A woman was asked on the phone to pay $4,000 to avoid being arrested on a warrant, but the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office says the woman was smart to refuse to pay.

It was a scam.

In telling the story, the sheriff’s office said caller ID displayed a number that made it appear the call was coming from the sheriff’s office, but it wasn’t.

The attempted scam took place July 31, but complaints of similar scams have been reported.

The scammer claimed the woman could avoid arrest by paying $4,000 though a bank transfer.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office emphasized that law enforcement never collects bond money over the phone.

If you have questions, concerns, or information, contact the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office via Central Dispatch at 616-527-0400.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment