Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a phone scam involving the caller ID identifying the incoming call as the Non-Emergency Dispatch Center.

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According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, residents have been receiving phone calls that show up on their caller ID as coming from 507-328-6800, which is the real phone number for the Non-Emergency Dispatch Center.

However, they are not legitimate calls.

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According to the release, the caller states that the person being called has warrants and needs to pay immediately or be arrested.

The sheriff’s office said this is a scam.

“Please be advised of this scam coming from that or any other number. The Sheriff’s Office does not and will not call anyone direct demanding immediate payment or face arrest. It is unfortunate that these scammers are spoofing the real Non-Emergency Dispatch number to show up on a person’s caller ID but be assured- THIS IS A SCAM CALL. Do not give the caller any personal information and do not send any type of payment.”

The sheriff’s office wants to remind the public to be wary and use caution when dealing with these types of calls, and to protect your personal information. Do not send payments to anyone you don’t know, regardless of what tactics they may use.

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