Berrien County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of phone scam

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - Officials from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office have been informed that individuals have received phone calls from a person identifying themselves as a Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and requesting money.

Officials say the scammer stated there's some type of criminal or civil charges against the individuals and requested that they pay them money over the phone.

The caller has spoofed the number, and it may look like it's from Berrien County.

Officials say the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office would never contact someone over the phone and request that they pay any money over the phone using a pay app such as Venmo or others.

The activity listed above is a scam and officials encourage individuals who receive a call of this nature to hang up right away and not give them any money or personal information.

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