Auglaize County residents warned of ongoing scam calls

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office alerted residents through its Facebook page of an ongoing scam involving phone calls from people identifying themselves as county deputies.

“Our office was made aware that Auglaize County residents have received scam calls from individuals stating they are a deputy with the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office,” according to the warning. “The person (scammer) is using the real names of deputies from our office. They are likely locating our deputy’s names on public websites and databases.

“Rest assured that our office does not call residents over the phone to inform them of missing court dates, warrants, etc. And at no time would our office request payment for fines over the phone. If you ever doubt the legitimacy of someone over the phone stating they are law enforcement, don’t hesitate to hang up and call the number for that agency that you obtained on your own.”