Tift County residents warned about phone scam

Posted at 5:43 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 03:13:41-04

TIFT COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Tift County residents are being warned to be on the look out for a phone scam. 

Sheriff Gene Scarbrough says the scammer assumes the name Officer Hart claiming to work with the sheriff's office.

The scammer then tells victims he has a warrant for their arrest because they missed jury duty and to avoid jail they must pay a fine over the phone immediately.

The sheriff says there's no Officer Hart at their office.

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