(La Porte County, IN) - People are being warned about a telephone scam.
The callers pretend to be La Porte County Sheriff’s officers. Police said the telephone numbers appear local on caller ID, but they’re disguised to look that way.
The callers identify themselves as from the sheriff’s office and tell their prospective victims they know they have stolen property and that the stolen property must be returned or a warrant will be pursued for their arrest.
Several complaints about the scam have been made to police over the past few weeks. Police said people receiving such a call should hang up immediately.