SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A familiar scheme has surfaced again in the Savannah area.
People have been receiving calls from a person who claims to be a Chatham County sheriff's deputy. When they answer the call, the person claims there is a warrant for their arrest and they demand money.
The Chatham County Sheriff's Office said these schemes have been going on for some time now. If you are contacted, do not give the person any personal or financial information. The best thing to do is hang up the phone.
The callers claim you have either missed court or there is a warrant for your arrest. After telling you this information, the caller will demand money.
Sheriff Wilcher says Chatham County or any other law enforcement agency will not call you about these matters.
"We will come to their door. We will come see them personally. We do not talk to them on the phone," Sheriff Wilcher said. "Even the notices we put out when we go out to serve either civil or criminal papers in the community, it has on there will not discuss this over the telephone."
If you get one of the calls, blocking the number from your phone can help cut down on being called again.