Scam targets Jefferson County residents -

Scam targets Jefferson County residents

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

(KMOV) – Several people in Jefferson County are getting phone calls from someone posing as a family member asking for help.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said fake family members are calling and claiming they need money to get out of trouble.  Some callers even claimed their loved one was locked up in a foreign jail.

Sheriff Glen Boyer advises anyone who receives a phone call from someone claiming to need help to check with family members first to confirm they are in trouble before sending money. If you are still in doubt, Boyer suggests contact his department to check the legitimacy of the claim. 

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