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Blair Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam


Last updated 12/2/2020 at 3:40pm

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of residents receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as “Sergeant Lee Benton.”

This actor is claiming that “jury duty or witness” appearance has been missed or that “federal paperwork was misrepresented” by the resident, resulting in an arrest warrant being generated for the recipient. A number is then left for them to call back on if he does not make contact. Once the victim makes contact with “Sergeant Benton” he then gives instructions on how to handle the warrant.

The actor, “Ben...

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