KENT COUNTY, Mich. - The Kent County Sheriff's Office wants the community to stay vigilant and to not fall victim to a recent scam popping up.
According to the sheriff's office there have already been two reports of phone calls from an apparent scammer claiming to be a Kent County Deputy.
The scammer tells the victim that a family member -- who is a sex offender -- is in violation of the "Sex Offender Registry" and will be arrested if a fine isn't paid.
The sheriff's office says it will never solicit funds for this purpose -- and a law enforcement will never ask for payment in the form of a gift card or prepaid credit card.
Anyone who receives a call like this should not send the caller money. You can report the phone call to the sheriff's office.
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