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MADRAS, OR -- The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning about the return of a phone scam. The caller claims you are in legal trouble and law enforcement is coming to arrest you unless you pay up. They call from a number that appears to be local, but authorities believe they originate from outside the country.

 

If you receive the call, you’re asked to report it to the Federal Trade Commission or call the Oregon Department of Justice at 877-877-9392. The Sheriff’s Office does not ask for money over the phone. 

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