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Cole Co. Sheriff’s Department warns of recent phone scam

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department has recently gotten multiple reports of a phone scam.

Multiple people have reported getting a call from a man claiming to be someone named Deputy Michael Jackson, according to Capt. John Wheeler.

The man told the complainants they missed jury duty and need to send a money gram, Wheeler said.

The scammer is calling from a Cole County number.

If you get a suspicious call, Wheeler said you should contact the Cole County Sheriff’s Department or the agency where the caller claims to work.

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