Authorities are alerting Ohioans of a new scam. Deputy Dave Weber, of the Ross County Sheriff's Department, says it was reported in Lorain County.

Weber says once the scammer gets you out of the house, he claims to call his boss and tells the person on the line that they are in the backyard.

Even though the scam is targeted to the northern most part of Ohio, Deputy Weber says scams eventually travel statewide.