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The Laramie County Sheriff's Office is warning people about a phone scam that makes bogus arrest threats in an effort to get personal information.

That's according to a post on the agency's Facebook page. According to the post, a call that shows up as coming from a  Cheyenne number tells people that an arrest warrant will be issued for them unless they give the caller their Social Security number.

It's a scam, and the post says that law enforcement will never call people up and demand their personal information under the threat of an arrest warrant.

It's also worth mentioning that scammers these days can "spoof" a phone number to make it appear local even though it isn't, so a call showing a Cheyenne phone number may or may not actually be from a local person.

Pictures From Wyoming Snowpocalypse 2021

After two days and 30-odd inches of sow, southeast Wyoming was left buried. An in the grand tradition of every generation since the invention of the camera, we took pictures of the snow.

The Blizzard of March 2021 covered up our driveways, fences, and in some cases porches. It trapped up in our homes and canceled our plans.

Here's a quick look around the Cheyenne area from Sunday (March 14) and Monday (March 15).