Scammers are Posing as Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies and “SPOOFING” the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Phone Number – DON’T ALWAYS BELIEVE YOUR CALLER ID!

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of phone scammers claiming to be Officer Carl Hayden with the Linn County Sheriff’s agency.  Scammers are using technology to spoof their main number 913-795-2665, and tell you that there is a warrant for your arrest.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office would like the community to know that this is a scam.  While law enforcement may contact you regarding a warrant or investigation, they will never demand payment in exchange for dropping a warrant or stopping an investigation. Additionally, no government agency will ask you to mail large sums of cash or pay with gift cards or pre-paid money cards.