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Police warn of scammers posing as law enforcement officials

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MECOSTA COUNTY — Scam calls are becoming more common among Michigan phone users, and reports of a call regarding arrest warrants is among the latest incarnation.

On Feb. 25, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office posted a status on Facebook informing the community that they had received several reports of scam calls from a local area code.  

“The individual posed as a member of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and tries to get payment for warrants or says you will have a warrant if you do not make a payment to them,” the post read. “The scammer(s) will mention names of actual employees of the Sheriff’s Office to sound more convincing. This is a scam.”


William Sell, an officer with the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety, warned residents that the calls can take different forms.

“We take…

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