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Scam alert: Charlotte County Sheriff's issue warning about new summertime scam

Posted at 1:18 PM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 13:18:48-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. --- Charlotte County Sheriff's are warning residents of a new scam looking to steal their money.

According to Charlotte County Sheriff's, scammers are posing as a member of the Sheriff's agency and are telling potential victims there's a warrant out for their arrest. Sheriff's say scammers are requesting money for bail over the telephone. 

The Charlotte County Sheriff's office wants to remind residents that its agents will never ask for a card number to pay a fine over the telephone. 

Potential victims are advised to hang up and call back the official number of the agency before giving any personal information.