Scammers impersonating the Howard County Sheriff’s Office

The imposter is urging victims to pay up or be arrested
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 4:39 PM CDT
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ST. PAUL, Neb. (KSNB) - The St. Paul Police Department is warning its citizens of a scam making the rounds in the area.

The department shared on Facebook that on June 8, several people reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Howard County Sheriff’s Office. The caller gave specific information on their personal addresses and also called them by name. The scammer claimed the person had missed a court date, and that a warrant was issued for their arrest.

Police say the scammer would tell a person to make a payment or be arrested and spend 72-96 hours in jail.

The number that the person was using came from a St. Libory number, which was spoofed.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office and St. Paul Police Department said they will never call and ask for payment over the phone.

The urge people to not fall for these scams and to never give out any personal information.

If you get a call like this, hang up and call your local law enforcement.