Beware of phone scammers posing as Ludington PD.

February 21, 2019

Beware of phone scammers posing as Ludington PD.

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LUDINGTON – The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam currently going on in which a male caller claims to be “Sergeant Davis” with the Ludington Police Department.

“The subject tells the person that one of their family members has been arrested and needs bond money in order to be released,” said Undersheriff Derrek Wilson. “The subject asks that the bond be paid in gift cards from Lowe’s and Home Depot stores. He requests that once the gift cards are obtained, the card PIN numbers be turned over to him. Also know that a second subject may get on the line claiming to be the family member that was supposedly arrested.

“This is scam,” Wilson said. “There is no such Sergeant Davis with the Ludington Police Department and at no time would any police agency request that the bond be paid via gift card or over the phone. Should anyone have any questions or concerns, they may contact the Mason County Sheriff’s Office or the Ludington Police Department.”

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