Scam Warning From Sheriff Graves

scam4Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves has issued a warning about another scam making the rounds in Coffee County. “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 that they failed to show up for jury duty,” the sheriff said. 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. “They tell their victim to get Green Dot card and call them and give them the number off of it,” Graves said. “They use the Green Dot numbers like a credit card and can the money from the cards.”
The sheriff stated that the sheriff’s department does not call people and ask for money like that.
Several people have fallen for the scam and have paid the scammers. The sheriff that they have called several locations with their scam.