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Scam warning issued by Sheriff


A telephone scam that was in circulation in Sweetwater County several years ago has now resurfaced, though with a new twist.

Sheriff Mike Lowell said that swindlers are calling people and identifying themselves as either law enforcement officers or officials of a bogus “Sweetwater Civil Processing Unit.” 

The caller, who often has a thick accent, tells his intended victims that someone will be coming by with a warrant or other official paperwork.

The callers are rude - even threatening - and eventually ask for a credit card or debit card number to settle the phony “legal matter.” T...

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