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Cortland Co. Sheriff: Beware of phone scam; Caller claiming to be police officer

Phone scam (MGN Online)

The Cortland County Sheriff's Office is investigating multiple complaints regarding a phone scam by someone claiming they are a police officer.

Officials said an unknown person has been identifying themselves as "Deputy Mark Davis."

The individual, using a local phone number, is telling individuals that have active warrants for their arrest for not appearing in grand jury. For a monetary fee or "money pack" payment, the warrant could be voided.

Officers would like to warn the public to not provide personal information over the phone.

Police agencies also do not solicit funds to void or clear up arrest warrants.

If anyone feels they are the victim of a phone scam, or the victim of identity theft, they can contact the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office at 607-758-5599.

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