Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office warns of scam calls

(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said it has received numerous reports from people who have received a call from someone claiming to be from the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office Civil Warrants Division.

The caller tells them there is a warrant out for their arrest and must make a payment to avoid being arrested.

In a press release, the sheriff’s office said:

Let it be known from the Sheriff’s Office- THIS IS A SCAM.

Do not pay, agree to pay, or make arrangements to meet up with anyone to make a payment to avoid arrest. If you receive this type of call, hang up and then block the number if possible. Although these calls have been coming from that identified number, it is likely they will repeat the same process from other phone numbers. At no point would or will the Sheriff’s Office make these type of calls or demands for payment to satisfy an actual warrant.