Area law enforcement warn against bogus threat of arrest

Sweepstakes and phone fraud. (WDTN Photo)
(WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Area law enforcement are warning residents about the newest bogus caller fraud.

The U.S. Marshals Office, Preble County Sheriff’s Office and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are just a few agencies that sent out warnings Friday across Ohio.

Investigators say the caller claims to be a deputy and says you have a warrant out for your arrest for failing to appear in court.

The caller then says you can post bond over the telephone to take care of the problem.

Police say the caller tries to convince you to give them your credit card information or threatening that you will be arrested.

The sheriff and marshals say “Don’t do it.” They say you should never provide personal information over the telephone.

If you receive such a call, call police. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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