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Coconino County warns of caller claiming to be deputy

Posted: 10:25 PM, Oct 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-04 04:25:06Z

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