Scam Squad: Scammers using police to threaten people out of money

Scam Squad checks phone calls

CLEVELAND - The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Scam Squad, want to warn people about scammers using police and deputies to try and threaten people out of money.

The scammers call posing as police officers or deputies, and claim you have a warrant out for your arrest. 

They then ask you to either wire them money, pay them with gift cards or meet them.

All of these requests are something officers of the law would never do, according to Detective Phil Robinson with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office.

“We never ask you to pay for fees for any type of warrant and never ask to meet us in a place that is undesirable."

If you get a phone call from someone pretending to be a police officer, you should hang up and call police or alert the Scam Squad at 216-443-7035.

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