GENERIC: scam alert

The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office is sounding the alarm after several residents have been targeted by scam artists.

The department said that in just one day they got three calls from people inquiring about warrants or money owed because they received a call from a sheriff’s office.

Someone actually went to the Lapeer County Sheriff's Office to turn themselves in on warrants they didn’t have, because the phone scammers were so convincing and persistent, deputies said.

Phone scammers have the ability to clone a number from different agencies, including police agencies, and some actually claim to be current employees.

Deputies are reminding people to not pay any money or give out personal information.

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