HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI — Residents of Hillsdale County have lately develop into the goal of cryptocurrency scammers, in response to police.
Prior to now couple of weeks, a number of residents have obtained cellphone calls stating they’ve a warrant out for his or her arrest, and they should buy Bitcoin to resolve that warrant, in response to the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Residents focused in these tried scams have stated the callers used names resembling Sgt. Johnson and/or Sgt. Inexperienced, claiming to be from native regulation enforcement businesses in Hillsdale, police stated.
A number of of those rip-off calls have been made utilizing the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Workplace cellphone variety of (517) 437-7317. These calls are utilizing a spoofed quantity and are usually not from the precise sheriff’s workplace, police stated.
The sheriff’s workplace needs to remind residents that it’ll by no means contact residents telling them they’ve warrants, or ask for cost over the cellphone.
Police are urging native residents to not fall for this rip-off.
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