It seems as if we're always on alert for fresh phone scams and this week is no different. Be aware of phone calls APPEARING to originate from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office. These types of phone scams are on the rise and we've got the official word from the Sheriff:

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of complaints from citizens regarding a scam that is occurring within Gallatin County.

 

The caller informs the person who answers that they have criminal charges pending and to send money for these charges to be stopped.

 

The Caller ID indicates the phone number is 406-582-2125. Although this number is the number to the Sheriff’s Office, it is a scam. These phone calls are not originating from our office. Please do not respond to their requests.

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