False Family Member Scam

The Allen County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of residents receiving phone calls from potential scammers. The person calling imitates the relative of the victim and advises they have been arrested. The caller then asks for money to post bond. If you receive a call similar to this, please do not send them money. To confirm the validity of the claim, ask the caller which jail they are calling from. You can then contact the jail to determine if the call is valid. If you have any questions, please contact the Allen County Sheriff’s Office at 620-365-1400.