New scam claims you're under investigation

The Cole County Sheriffâ??s Department says a new phone scam is targeting residents.

Scam artists are calling people and claiming that they are part of an on-going investigation with the Department of Justice and the Cole County Sheriffâ??s Department.

The caller then says that if the person who answered the call doesnâ??t call them back, an investigative team will be sent to arrest them.

The Sheriffâ??s Department was notified about this scam and said this compares to a scam a few months ago involving Jury Duty.