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Kosciusko plagued by scam tied to jail bail

Kosciusko County sheriff’s detectives are warning people of a telephone scam centered on a need to bail someone out of jail.

The scam works like this:

Someone calls claiming that a family member or employee is in jail and needs bail money. They will then ask their mark to forward money for bail, fines and court costs using a Green Dot prepaid money card or other similar payment source.

The scammer will fraudulently portray themselves as a police officer, sheriff’s deputy or a member of the jail staff.

The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department does not call soliciting for bail money for any person in jail, department officials said.

The scammers tend to target older people by confusing them during calls.

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