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Old Phone Scam Surfaces, Man Taken For $800

BEND, OR  -- An old phone scam popped up in Bend this week. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Captain Deron McMaster says the victim was called and told there was a warrant for his arrest for missing jury duty. The victim was told to buy an 800-dollar green dot card and call back with the numbers. The scammer also told the victim to go to the sheriff’s office. The victim did as he was told. Captain McMaster told the man he had been taken in a scam. At that moment the scammer called the victim back and the victim asked for his name and was told, Deron McMaster. Of course, the real Deron McMaster was standing right in front of the victim. Police will never call to tell you there is a warrant over the phone and will never demand any kind of money or gift card.

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