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Madison Sheriff warns of phone scam

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports several people reported a “warrant scam.”

As part of the scam, a caller spoofs a Madison County Sheriff’s phone number, 208-356-5426. That is the former main number for the office and will show up on caller ID as coming from the Sheriff’s Office.

In one of two scams, the caller will then try to collect money for warrants over the phone or arrange for their victim to contact a law firm and collect a debt. The sheriff’s office said such calls are always a scam, because law enforcement will never use those tactics to collect money over the phone.

If there is a real civil paper or warrant for you, a deputy will be sent to your home to serve you with the paperwork directly.

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