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Gadsden County issues a scam alert warning

Posted at 8:21 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-21 20:21:00-04

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said that they have been receiving several calls from residents about false identifiers and using legitimate names of deputies to support and assist in the criminal activity. 

The scam has been described as calls from unknown people who advise residents that a warrant for their arrest has been issued and “bond” money is needed to be paid immediately or they will be arrested. 

Several calls have come into the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office call center reporting that the false identifier has instructed residents to send money via Money Gram, Western Union, or the purchase of an iTunes Gift Card and then claimed a credit card number was needed in order to secure their freedom. 

GCSO states that under no circumstance will a resident be receiving a call from GCSO forcing them to release their credit card number, private information, or purchase a pre-paid card over the phone for payment of bonds or any other fees. 

If anyone has questions regarding the scam alert issued or a possible warrant for an arrest, contact the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Warrants Division, 850-875-8818 for verification.