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Sheriff: Scammers are claiming there’s a warrant for your arrest, but it’s not true

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Sheriff Jim Allard is warning residents in Steuben County and throughout the region about a phone call scam that’s become all-too-common.


A village of Bath resident received a call on Tuesday from a number with a 607 area code indicating that the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office had a warrant out for their arrest.

The caller stated that in order to take care of the matter- they needed to supply their banking information.

“This is a scam,” Sheriff Allard said in a news release. “The Sheriff’s Office does not need anyone’s banking information to care of a warrant. If you receive a call like this, do not supply any information or reply to any questions.”

He went on to note that everyone should report those incidents to police and remain alert for scams.