Saginaw County Sheriff Dept. Warns of Phone Scam

The Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that a scammer is using their information and phone number, along with the name of Chief 10th Circuit Judge Darnell Jackson in a gift card scam. The scammer is claiming Judge Jackson issued a bench warrant for the victim and they need to pay an amount of money in gift cards to avoid going to jail. The scammer is also requiring the victim to read off the numbers of the gift cards prior to mailing them.

Saginaw County Undersheriff Mike Gomez said  “At no time will the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Office or the Court of Saginaw County request gift cards for payment. ”

If you question the validity of a phone call reach out to your local police agency, Sheriff’s Office or 911.