Police warn residents about phone scam in Ionia County

IONIA COUNTY, Mich. (WOOD) — The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam circulating the area.

Authorities say the callers claim to be the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office and are trying to raise money for a soup kitchen.

The scammers then ask for the person’s credit card number.

The sheriff’s office says the callers are not with them. Anyone who has given their credit card information to the callers are asked to contact Central Dispatch at 616.527.0400.