Athens County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Scams

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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office received at least 18 reports by mid-afternoon on Monday of scam calls received by local residents.

According to the sheriff’s office, the alleged scam caller is identifying themselves as working for the sheriff’s department, rather than the sheriff’s office. The calls are coming from the number (740) 208-0867. That number is not associated with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.

The caller reportedly states that a warrant has been issued for the individual receiving the call.

Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith stated that his office is not making these calls.

Smith asked that anyone receiving one of the scam calls contact his office at (740) 593-6633.

Those receiving the calls should not provide any information to the caller.