Officials: ‘Impostor’ calling citizens, demanding payment

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GUTHRIE, Okla. – Authorities in Logan County are warning residents about a potential scam.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office says they have learned that citizens are receiving telephone calls from someone claiming to be a deputy.

The man on the phone claims to be “Deputy Fred Burns” with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and says his badge number is “896.”

The impostor claims that the victims must pay for a warrant over the telephone.

However, the Logan County Sheriff’s Office says it does not employ any deputies that make collection calls for any reason.

Also, they say there is no “Deputy Burns.”

The department says many of the so-called “warrants” are for people who miss jury duty.

However, the Logan County Court Clerk does not issue warrants for people who miss jury duty.

If you receive this type of a call, do not provide any sort of payment or personal information.

If you have been victimized by this scam, call Logan County at (405) 260-3204.

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