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Hastings Phone Scam

The Hastings Police Department is advising residents to be on the watch out for the latest scam.

Officers were dispatched Saturday were dispatched to multiple calls where an unknown suspect(s) was attempting to scam citizens via telephone.

The scammer identified themselves as an employee with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, who told the person they were calling that they missed their Jury Duty obligation and a warrant for contempt of court had been issued.

The scammer said they could pay for the warrant by purchasing gift cards and providing the information to them.

Luckily no one officers spoke to fell for the scam.

The Hastings Police Department says be cautious and call 911 to report scammers.

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