Sheriff warns of phone scam
By Pat Sunderland
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee has received complaints about a telephone scam involving a male who identifies himself as a deputy with the sheriff's office and even provides a badge number. The caller says he's aware of an outstanding warrant, either for failure to comply with a jury summons or failure to appear for a traffic violation. He advises the person on the other end of the phone that they can avoid a court appearance by purchasing a prepaid debit card. He leaves a phone number, telling them to call for further instructions once they've obtained the debit card.