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APD PRESS RELEASE Attempted Fraud 06-26-14

ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT                                                                
PRESS RELEASE
  
June 26, 2014
 
The Ashland Police Department has been contacted by several residents who have each been the target of attempted fraud. In each of these attempts the resident has received a call from a man who identifies himself as being from the “Jackson County Federal Warrants Division.” The man claims that the resident has a warrant for his or her arrest, and states that money must be posted in order to fore-go an arrest.
 
At least one person has been defrauded so far, and several others have been targeted.
 
The APD would like to remind all members of the community to be wary of anyone who calls and demands money over the phone. There is no situation in which a legitimate police officer will demand money from a citizen over the phone. If anyone received such a call they should record the number from the caller ID, advise the caller that the police are being notified, hang up the phone, then contact the Ashland Police, or the appropriate police department.
 
If anyone received such a call and was defrauded, they are encouraged to call their local police department.
 
 *Press inquiries please contact Deputy Chief Corey Falls at 541-482-5211*
 

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