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Grant County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

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The Grant County Sheriff's Office is warning of a phone scam in the area. The Grant County Sheriff's Office is warning of a phone scam in the area.
GRANT COUNTY, Wash. -

The Grant County Sheriff's Office and Royal City Police are investigating three complaints of fraudulent phone calls from an 800 number. The caller claims to be from the Grant PUD and requests the person called immediately send money or have their power turned off.

The complaints came from three churches in south Grant County. One was in Schawana and two others were in Royal City. None of the churches sent money and called the police instead.

The sheriff's office says the calls are clearly a scam and tells residents that if they receive a call demanding money, ask for a call back number to verify the call is legitimate. When officers called the 800 number themselves, they received an automated message saying they had one a vacation.

The sheriff's asks that if you think you may be a victim of a scam, to notify law enforcement.

Grant PUD has also been notified of the scam.

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