The Lee County Sheriff's Office is warning residents in Auburn and Opelika, Ala., about a caller seeking money for an arrest warrant or missed jury duty in the latest telephone scam.
Described as a male, the caller claims that he is a sheriff deputy with the Lee County Sheriff"s Office and tells intended victims he has a warrant for their arrest or missed jury duty. The caller states that you can avoid arrest by going to a CVS store or Walmart and calling him back for instructions to wire $300 to $500 to pay a fine.
The sheriff's office never calls about warrants and jury duty. Payments by telephone have never been requested.
Authorities said the Probate Court judge's office has been mentioned in some calls.
Residents are directed not to provide any personal information and to end the call. Calls have originated from 334-212-9062. Dialing this number leads to an automated message system using the Lee County Sheriff's Office in the message but it is not the sheriff office.
Anyone with information about the identity of individuals in this scam or any other crime should call 334-749-5651.