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Scammers in McMinn County using county officials' names

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MCMINN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - In McMinn County another old scam resurfacing has the scammers impersonating law enforcement.
Sheriff Joe Guy says the scammers are using his name, or the name of other county leaders, to extort money.  Sheriff Guy said the callers tell their victims they owe money for a court fine, and threaten to arrest the victims if they don't cooperate.
 Guy said the scammers instruct the victims to pay with a credit card, which they use to access that person's money.

The department says more than 100 people have already received the calls.

The Sheriff's Office says they will not make calls asking for money any one who receives this call is urged to report it.

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