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Phone scammer using Bonneville County Jail number

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office would like to make the public aware of a phone scam hitting our area that appears to come from a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office number.

Scammers are calling individuals pretending to be a grandchild or relative in an attempt to convince them they are in our jail and in need of bail money.

The Caller ID indicates the actual number of the Bonneville County Jail, 208-529-1315, however, the calls are not coming from the facility or offices, and it’s believed the suspects are using some type of spoof system that masks the actual origination of the call.

These types of scams are not uncommon and similar to ones where suspects posing as the IRS, officers, deputies or court personnel attempt to get money under threat of arrest or other consequences.

If you have fallen victim to a phone scam that resulted in a loss of money or property, contact your local law enforcement and make a report of it.

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