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Scam Alert: Clerk of Court Impostor Calls


Scam Alert

The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs warns residents about a rash of scam calls in which people are threatened with arrest unless they pay off an outstanding warrant.

Scammers not only pretend to be court officials, they’re now spoofing their numbers so that Caller ID indicates the call is coming from the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts.

The Clerk’s office reports fielding multiple calls a day from residents who were scared into thinking there’s a warrant for their arrest and that only an immediate payment can keep them out of jail.

Although the calls can be frightening, residents should know:

If you receive one of these calls, hang up and report it to the Department of Consumer Affairs at 216-443-7035 or

To stay informed about current scams, connect with Consumer Affairs on Facebook and Twitter @CuyCoConsumers

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ mission is to make sure people who live or shop in Cuyahoga County get what they pay for.