Phone scams target Florida residents

MARIANNA, Fla. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has been informed of two recent phone scams targeting county residents.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, residents are receiving calls from someone claiming to be with that agency, who says there is an active warrant for their arrest. The caller then tells the resident to provide their Social Security number.

The second scam is a jury duty con in which the caller asks the resident for their Social Security number.

Jackson County Sheriff Louis Roberts III said the Sheriff’s Office will not call and ask anyone for that type of information. He urged residents to never give out personal information over the phone.

Anyone affected by these scams can call the Sheriff’s Office to file a report at 850-482-9624.

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