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Debt Scammers Posing As Sheriff Target Houstonians

Debt Scammers Posing As Sheriff Target Houstonians
Posted Saturday, September 14th 2013 @ 7am  by KTRH News Staff

Harris County authorities have a warning for anyone owing money, Look out for debt scammers, warning that an increasing number of scammers are calling people, pretending to be law enforcement collecting debts.

Authorities say the caller will try to intimidate people saying if they don't pay up, they'll be tossed in jail. 

Investigators say the callers are so clever, they've figured out a way to make the Harris County Sheriff's Office phone number appear on Caller ID. Some scammers even claim to be Sheriff Adrian Garcia himself.

The Sheriff's Department says they will never call you for an unpaid debt.

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