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Henry County Sheriff's Office used as part of scam - Sheriff

MT. PLEASANT — Henry County residents receiving phone calls from the Sheriff may be victims of a scam.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of a new scam in the area where victims receive a phone call from Sheriff Rich McNamee telling them there is a warrant for their arrest. According to a news release, the “sheriff” informs the victim deputies are on the way to their house and begins asking the subject for personal information to avoid being arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens the sheriff will not call individuals to discuss a warrant. If a resident receives a phone call they feel is suspicious, never give out personal information.

The Sheriff’s Office adds that if a citizen ever questions if they are speaking with an employee of the Sheriff’s Office, they can end the phone call and call the non-emergency phone number (319-385-2712) directly to ensure they are indeed speaking with an employee of the Sheriff’s Office.