The caller tells people they are an employee with the sheriff’s office and are calling Tom Green County residents telling them they have outstanding tickets and need to pay $3,000 or be arrested.
The scammers are hard to catch because everything is done over the telephone and many of these calls originate from foreign countries, the sheriff's office said.
Anyone who receives one of these calls should hang up and block the number. DO NOT give any personal information over the telephone.
Individuals with outstanding warrants are not contacted by telephone or email asking for payment by means of a gift card, money card or credit card.