LOGAN —Scams are again on the rise and local law enforcement agencies are sounding an alarm. The fraudsters are successfully conning thousands of dollars from local residents, most of the time through the purchasing of gift cards.

Detective Johnson with the Logan City Police Department is one of the primary investigators for these types of cases. He said the number of scams have increased during the last several months and are now being reported to police daily.

“It is not necessarily targeted to one specific group,” explained Johnson. “Persons of all ages, creeds, and genders are all getting these calls.”

Many of the victims reported receiving a phone call, stating there was a warrant out for their arrest, a utility bill was due or other type of emergency. In almost all cases, the caller is…

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