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Washington County Sheriff's Office investigating scam where callers claim to be deputies

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating after people throughout southeast Wisconsin reported suspicious phone calls.

The victims say the caller claims to be a member of the department and uses actual names of deputies.

The callers tell people there is an open civil case against them or that there is an active warrant out for their arrest.

In at least one case, someone was told to go buy gift cards.

Authorities are warning anyone who gets a call from someone claiming to be part of the department to call the sheriff's office and first confirm the information with them. 

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