Phone scammer pretending to be Jackson County Sheriff's official

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JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTVY) -- A person identifying himself as a member of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has been contacting individuals by phone advising them that the Sheriff’s Office will be coming to their home to arrest them for failure to comply with certain legal obligations if the person does not purchase a pre-paid card and provide them with the information in order for the caller to access the monetary funds.

Sheriff Lou Roberts would like to stress to the public that at no time will the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office or any other Law Enforcement agency contact anyone by phone to demand or request money in exchange for not being arrested.

Sheriff Roberts also encourages everyone to remain vigilant regarding their personal information. Never give out sensitive personal data over an email or by phone. If you feel pressured to do so, get a call back number from the person on the other end of the line and advise them that you will call them back. Then contact your Sheriff’s Office and report the incident.

You may report incidents such as this by calling the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at 850 482-9648.

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