Warren County Sheriff warns against phone scam

Warren County Sheriff’s warns of phone scam

The Warren County Sheriff's Office is warning about a phone scam.

Warren County Sheriff’s say a person is calling people, claiming to be from the Sheriff’s Office.

They even use a “spoofed” number, so it looks like they are calling from the Sheriff’s Office.

The scam caller says the victim has failed to appear in court and must pay a fine or risk being arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office says these scams seem real because each time, the scammer knows the victim’s address or date of birth.

Another popular scam is people pretending to be a relative, calling to ask for bail money.

If you’re unsure whether it’s a scam, call the agency back directly to see if it was really them trying to call you.

Remember, no legitimate agency will ever demand payment from you over the phone in the form of gift cards or cash sent through the mail.