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Coconino County warns of caller claiming to be deputy

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 00:25:06-04

Coconino County sheriff's officials are warning about a phone scammer masquerading as a deputy.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Erika Wiltenmuth said in a news release Wednesday that residents have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be a Coconino County deputy.
    
According to reports, the so-called deputy has been telling residents they have an outstanding warrant and need to pay to take care of it.
    
Authorities say this is a phone scam and that recipients should not share any personal identifying information.
    
They can report any scams to local authorities