The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has learned that one of our citizens recently received a voice mail from the published telephone number of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. The caller had a Middle Eastern accent and claimed to be Sheriff Steve Cox notifying the person being called of an outstanding arrest warrant.
The individual being called did not have an arrest warrant and no such call was made from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Be mindful there are programs which permit caller id to show any desired number the caller wants to be displayed. Most likely this was a scam where the caller would have instructed the individual to send or wire money to take care of the arrest warrant.