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Kosciusko County Sheriff warns of bail money phone scam

A phone scam is hitting Kosciusko County residents, and the sheriff's department wants you to be aware.

They say the scammers are calling residents claiming to be members of law enforcement, and then saying a member of the victim's family or an employee is being held in jail.  The caller then asks for money to pay for bail, fines, or court costs with a prepaid money card.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department warns money transferred through prepaid credit card or money pak services cannot be recovered by scam victims, because they are non-refundable.

Authorities warn they will never call to solicit bail money for a person in jail.  If you get a call from someone claiming to be an officer asking for money, police say you should hang up and report the call to local law enforcement.
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