Black Hawk Co. Sheriff's Office Warns of Scam

BLACK HAWK COUNTY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- While the caller may say there's a warrant out for your arrest, and even have personal details about you and your family, it may still be a scam.

That's the warning from the Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office says they received a complaint on Tuesday from a person who took the call.

The caller claimed to be "Captain Mark Herbst," and had a Cedar Rapids phone number on their caller ID. The claimed the potential victim failed to appear in Federal court and there were now warrants out for the person's arrest.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff's office says they, and other government agencies, do not make calls like this. If you do get a call like this, hang up and call the Sheriff's Office at (319) 291-2515 or 2587.

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