WAPAKONETA — Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon was warning people of a scam in which someone is calling people and telling them there is a warrant for their arrest.
The scammer then tells each person the matter can be resolved by posting a bond over the telephone using a credit card. Once the credit card information is obtained, the caller steals money.
The scam has been reported in several counties, but there was not a reported incident in Auglaize County yet. Solomon was warning people before someone fell victim.
Solomon also said the Sheriff’s Office does not call people asking for a bond over the telephone or to tell people there is a warrant for their arrest.
There are numerous scams, many with creative ways aimed at getting people’s money. Solomon urged people to be vigilant and hang up the phone if something sounds fishy. People also should never give personal information or bank information over the phone to a caller.