Madison County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Office say scammers are calling residents, claiming to be associated with the department.

Officials say the suspects are advising people by phone that they have warrants and will be arrested, if they do not get a Green Dot card or other device to transfer money to them.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that if anyone receives a telephone call from someone making claims to be associated with the Sheriff’s Office and asking them to pay money to please contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 256-722-7181 for verification.

This is a scam that callers across the Tennessee Valley have reported in previous months. Click here for more.