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Sheriff's office: Scam caller claims to be Kent County deputy to solicit money

The caller claims to be a Kent County deputy, but the sheriff's office says that not true.

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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