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Cass County Sheriff's Office warns of warrant scam

FARGO — The Cass County Sheriff's Office is warning the public that a scam involving fake arrest warrants is making the rounds once again in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Someone claiming to be a Cass County sheriff's deputy is contacting victims and telling them they have an active warrant and will be arrested by the end of the day if payment is not received, Sgt. Tim Briggeman said in a news release Wednesday, Sept. 13.

The office received more than 20 calls Tuesday, Sept. 12, from people asking for more information on the bogus warrants, Briggeman said.

Briggeman said Cass County staff will sometimes call people about a warrant to set up a court appearance. However, under no circumstances is bond payment requested by sheriff's office personnel over the telephone.

The sheriff's office will accept payments on warrants. However, the bond must be paid in cash at the courthouse, Briggeman said.

Anyone with questions about active warrants or whether calls about warrants are legitimate can call the warrant division at (701) 241-1283.