Phone Scam Reported in Franklin County

Phone Scam Reported in Franklin County

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has recently received several calls reporting a telephone scam in the area.

According to Sheriff David Bartoni, during the call, the caller identifies themselves as a law enforcement officer and advises of an active arrest warrant for the intended victim. The caller threatens arrest if the intended victim does not provide bond money to the caller.

Bartoni said the call is a scam and not the way a legitimate law enforcement agency collects bond or processes arrest warrants, urging residents to hang up immediately without providing any personal information.

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