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Local Sheriff’s Office alerts public of scam

According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, officials with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn Tri-Cities residents of a circulating scam.
Multiple people have reported receiving calls from someone pretending to be a Washington County deputy. The caller reportedly threatens to arrest the victim in order to get Social Security numbers or money.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that law enforcement will never ask for money, gift cards or personal information over the phone. Washington County deputies will also not advise you if there’s a warrant out for your arrest, over the telephone.
Anyone who receives a call of this nature is advised to hang up, and not communicate with the scammers.