Officials with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning this week to residents about a telephone scam.
According to the sheriff’s office, a number of residents have called them reporting that they have received calls from people claiming to be with a cash advance loan business.
The caller claims that the resident has an outstanding loan balance and that a lawsuit will be filed against them if a payment is not made.
In the reported calls, the caller tells the resident to go to Walmart and get a gift card or to wire money to them through Western Union.
None of the people who have notified the sheriff’s office about the scam fell for the scam, sheriff’s officials said.
Sheriff’s officials told residents who receive the calls to report them through the Ohio Attorney General’s scam widget on the Marion County Sheriff’s website, to never give personal information, to avoid filling out forms containing personal information and to check bank statements regularly to prevent unauthorized transactions.
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