Attempted phone scam in Minot area

The Ward County Sheriff’s Department is alerting residents an attempted phone scam occurred today in the Minot area. The scammer claimed to be a law enforcement officer. The scammer wanted the Minot area person to provide a retainer of $1,200 over the phone. The sheriff’s department does not ask for any type of payment by phone. Do not provide any personal information to anyone on the phone that you suspect is involved in a scam and call your local law enforcement.For more information watch the Minot Daily News.