The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office said they have been receiving several calls from citizens about false identifiers and crooks using legitimate names of deputies to support and assist in this criminal activity.
The scam has been described as calls coming from unknown subjects who advise citizens that a warrant for their arrest has been issued and “bond” money is needed to be paid immediately or they will be arrested.
Several calls have come into the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Call Center reporting that a false identifier instructed citizens to send monies via Money Gram or Western Union, or to provide a credit card number, in order to secure their freedom.
The Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office stated that “under no circumstances will a citizen be receiving a call from the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office forcing them to release their credit card number, private information, or to purchase a pre-paid card over the phone for payment of bonds or any other fees.”
If anyone has questions regarding the scam alert issued, or a possible warrant for an arrest, contact the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division at (850) 875-8818 for verification.