PHONE SCAM: Warren County warns of phony warrant calls

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam where a caller tells a victim there is a warrant out for their arrest.

“The caller tells victims they have a warrant for their arrest and are sometimes using deputies names to legitimize the call,” the sheriff office said in a press release. “The caller is asking victims for payment to avoid arrest in the form of gift cards or money transfers.”

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office does not ask for payment over the phone, the release says.

“If you receive one of these calls, please hang up and contact your law enforcement agency,” the release says.

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