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Sheriff warns of phone scams
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MONROE - Cases of "caller ID spoofing" have been reported locally, with scammers posing as the Green County Sheriff's Office and telling residents they have a warrant for their arrest, according to the sheriff's office.

The scam calls appear on caller ID to be coming from 608-328-9400, the Green County Sheriff's Office main number. Both the office and Monroe Police Department have received recent complaints about the calls.

Recipients of the scam calls are told they didn't show up for jury duty and are asked to confirm their address. Then, the caller informs them there is a warrant for their arrest.

"This is called caller ID spoofing. ... Hang up on them," the sheriff's office advised in a warning about the calls Tuesday afternoon.

Potential jurors are notified through the Green County Clerk of Courts Office by mail, not by phone.

"We aren't going to call you to tell you that you missed jury duty or tell you that you have a warrant. We can't actually tell people over the phone if there is a warrant for them," the sheriff's office said in the warning.

Anyone with questions is advised to call dispatch at 608-328-9400.

- Katjusa Cisar