Old Scam Back In Coffee County

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves... File photo

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves… File photo

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves has issued a warning about an old scam making the rounds in Coffee County again. “It has been here in the past but it seems to have started again,” the sheriff said Tuesday. The scammers call an individual poising as a deputy from the sheriff’s department. “They say that they are a deputy and that the person they are calling has failed to show up for jury duty.” The fake deputy then tells their intended victim that there is a warrant for their arrest, but to keep from being arrested they can pay a fine and the warrant will go away. Graves said, “They tell their victim to get Green Dot card and call them and give them the number off of it.” “They use the Green Dot numbers like a credit card taking money off the cards.” The sheriff stated that his department does not call people and ask for money. Several people have fallen for this scam in the past and have paid the scammers. The sheriff says his department has received calls concerning the scam.