The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a scam being attempted in our area. They have received reports that someone is calling local residents posing as a member of the sheriff's department. The caller informs individuals that they have a warrant with the Sequoyah County Sherriff's Department. To take care of the warrant they are instructed to go to Walmart and purchase a Green Dot card and provide the caller with the ID number on the card.
Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart stated that the Sherriff's department does not make telephone calls attempting to collect warrants. This is another scam generated from outside of the country. Lockhart encourages anyone receiving one of these calls to contact your local law enforcement agency and do not given any personal information out over of the phone.
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