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Henn. Co. Sheriff: Beware Of Phone Scammers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about phone scams.

Residents have reported being called by people who claim arrest warrants are out for them due to unpaid court fees, fines or missed jury duty.

The sheriff's office says the calls have led to unauthorized credit card use, identity theft and other forms of fraud.

They urge people to never give credit card information to anyone over the phone unless you can guarantee their legitimacy, and to contact 911 to report suspicious calls.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and Minneapolis Police have also warned residents of similar phone scams in the last few weeks.

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