REMINDER: Scammers posing as Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office employees

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jun 18, 2019

WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. — Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public about a phone scam going around using employee names.

The suspect(s) of the scam say they are employed by the WSCO and may even use a current employee's name, phone number or similar email address. The scammer then requires for the caller to send money, purchase gift cards or give financial support. The scammer also threatens the caller, saying they will go to jail or be arrested if they do not comply.

The WCSO does not and will not ask for money, gift cards or financial compensation to be given specifically to any individual employee, according to a release. They will not call or ask for you to pay your fines by gift cards.

If you receive a call from the WCSO and are unsure, you may call the Sheriff's Office through Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office Metro Dispatch at 734-994-2911.

The WCSO says to not provide any personal or financial information to the scammers.