Sheriff’s Office warning public of returning phone scam


LOGAN — The Cache County Sheriff’ Office is warning local residents of a phone scam that has resurfaced lately.

In a press release, Community Outreach Director Josh Timothy said deputies have received several calls recently from residents, reporting they have received phone calls from a “Lt. Daniels.” The caller reportedly told them that they have a civil bench warrant and they need to send a payment to prevent being arrested.

The scam is identical to similar phone calls, reported by residents last year, where the caller identified himself as “Lt. Mike Peterson.”

Timothy said residents need to be aware that there is no “Lt. Daniels” employed by the sheriff’s office. The calls are a scam to try and get people to send money or pay over the phone.

The sheriff’s office does not ask for payments over the phone, and only accept payments in person at the civil window.

Investigators believe most scams of this nature are from foreign countries. They are set up with an internet phone number, so they are very difficult to track.

Timothy suggests that if anyone receives a similar call, hang up immediately.

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