Ward County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scammers posing as officers

MINOT, N.D. - The Ward County Sheriff's Office is warning of phone scam where the callers are posing as officers and asking for money.

They say the scammers are posing as 'Deputy Brian Johnson' or Lt. Donavon,' neither of whom actually work with the department.

The scammers tell the victim they missed court and must pay a $4,000 fee.

The scammer tells the victim to buy gift or money cards and call them back with the card information.

Anyone who receives these calls should contact the Sheriff's office before returning the call at: (701) 857-6500.