Sheriff’s Office warning of phone scam

The Russell County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a phone scam going around where a caller is posing as a member of the sheriff’s department.

According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, a woman received a phone call that showed as if it came from the sheriff’s office and the person on the line advised her she would be arrested if she didn’t bring a certain amount of money to the courthouse, she would be arrested.

The person on the phone also told the victim that a deputy would be there to escort her into the courthouse.

Polston reminds Russell County residents that the sheriff’s office does not call and ask for money.


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