Scammer pretending to be local sheriff's deputy

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(WTVY) — The Coffee County Sheriff's Office is warning area residents of a scammer pretending to be a local deputy.

The sheriff's office says a person is pretending to be a "Deputy Brooks" with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office. He is threatening people that they will be placed on the sex offender watch list if they do not pay money.

The sheriff says this is a scam and there is no Deputy Brooks with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office.

Residents should not respond.

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