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Lea County Sheriff’s Office Warning Resident About Phone, E-Mail Scam

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LEA COUNTY, N.M. - The Lea County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone and e-mail scam that has been popping up around the state.

The scammers claim to be with the sheriff's office and that the victim has a failure to appear for their arrest.

Officials say that law enforcement agencies do not call to arrange payments for violations of any kind over the phone or through e-mail.

If you get one of the calls, you're asked to contact authorities.