The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department has received complaints from area residents that a person posing as a fake deputy are calling their phones advising that they have warrant for their arrest. The caller then states to get a green dot credit card and deposit money into an account or they will be arrested by the deputy.
Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves told WMSR News that this a 100% SCAM. Neither the local police departments nor the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department would attempt to collect money for this, nor would they request any payment in lieu of going to jail.
Contact the sheriff’s department at 728-3591 if anyone calls you and attempts to collect money in this manner. Do not give these people any money or personal information.