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How to avoid scam calls and what to do if you get them

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office has isssued a warning against scam calls in the Phoenix area. Several residents have reported phone calls from people impersonating police and demanding payments over the phone.

The con artists demand “immediate action” by telling you a warrant has been issued for missing jury duty or money owed in unpaid fines. The caller then asks victims to pay with a money order or meet them in person at the sheriff’s office to collect payment.

Officials caution that these calls are bogus and fake.

Sheriff’s office will never ask you to give money over the phone. In addition, never give any personal information over the phone to anyone who cannot verify themselves.

MCSO says anyone suspecting they have received these type of calls are asked to inform them at the non emergency number 602-876-1011.

Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff, and can now be heard during the afternoon drive 3 to 5 pm at 88.7 The Pulse.