Phone Scam in Becker County

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DETROIT LAKES, MN—The Becker County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a phone scam now targeting Becker County residents where a male caller posing as a deputy from the Becker County Sheriff’s Department and says there is a warrant out for the recipient of the call because they’ve missed a court proceeding or some other type of legal proceeding. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says his office has received multiple reports of the scam call. He says there is no deputy in the office calling Becker County residents threatening to arrest them. He says the caller is using a local telephone number so it appears it’s coming from Detroit Lakes. He says they attempt to to get personal and financial information.The phone number the scam is coming from 218-483-0100. Sheriff Glander says they are also leaving this phone number to call. If you receive a call hang up. Do not give out any information. You may also check the Becker County Sheriff’s Department web page that contains a list of active warrants.

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