The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Tuesday about a phone scam going on in the midstate.
According to a news release, the sheriff’s office has received several reports of a caller claiming to be a Bibb County deputy who demands the victim pay a fine for a warrant, ticket or other court-related matters.
The caller then asks the victim to pay the fine over the phone by providing credit card or other financial information.
The current scam uses an Augusta-area phone number, and the caller has been using the names of several retired Bibb County deputies.
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In March, the sheriff’s office arrested three people on deposit account fraud charges for operating a similar phone scam.
Anyone who receives such a call shouldn’t give any financial or other information to the caller. Anyone receiving such a call is asked to contact the Bibb sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500.