BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Bay County Sheriff's Office wants to warn residents about a new phone scam.
Sheriff's officials say the scammer is calling Bay County residents saying there is a warrant out for their arrest using the name of an actual employee at the Bay County Sheriff's Office.
The scammer then tries to convince the victim they can avoid the arrest by buying green dot cards or gift cards to pay a fine.
The Sheriff's office says they will never contact a person by phone to tell them they have a warrant or tell them they can pay a fine with gift cards.
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