JEFFERSON COUNTY (WRXX) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is alerting residents of a recent scam circulating in the area.
The sheriff’s office explained that area residents are reporting being contacted on the phone by an unknown caller claiming to be an officer or a deputy with the sheriff’s department.
The caller is claiming the resident has a warrant and they need to go to a local gas station to deposit money and transfer it to bit coin.
Officials said their office does not contact anyone by phone to inform them they have a warrant and the jail only accepts cash or credit/debit cards. They do not accept bit coin nor will they ask you to transfer money to bit coin.
If you receive a call like this or any other call that you believe to be fake or a scam, don’t give out any of any personal or financial information, officials noted.
Contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for more at 618-244-8004.