OCSO: Calls asking to pay off warrants are a scam

November 26, 2019 10:31:15 AM



Oktibbeha County citizens have been receiving scam phone calls from someone pretending to be from the county sheriff's office, claiming they have a warrant against them for missing jury duty, Capt. Brett Watson said.


The caller claims to be OCSO Chief Deputy Chadd Garnett and tries to convince people to set up a money transfer to pay off the warrant, Watson said.


The department might call and ask a person to come to the sheriff's office to respond to a warrant but would never ask for money, and the department does not issue warrants for missing jury duty, Watson said.



"We might come find you at the direction of the judge and bring you to court, but there's not a warrant issued that I'm aware of," he said.