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We have received calls today regarding citizens being contacted on a somewhat unusual type of scam claiming to be a person in law enforcement and having removed their loved one from a nursing home. 

The number being that was used shows as a 660-240-XXXX number but when that number is called back a recording promptly directs the caller to "press "1" to leave a message or press "0" to speak with an operator".  Upon pressing "0" the call was transferred to our Law Enforcement Center dispatch office here in Chillicothe.

This is a SCAM and the creeps are utilizing local agency information in attempt to swindle you out of your money.  Be smart, keep your money and simply hang up on these criminals!


Sheriff Steve Cox