CCSO warns residents of phone scam

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is warning Southwest Florida residents about a scam involving the sheriff’s office.

In two reported cases, callers have identified themselves as members of CCSO, advised the victims they had a warrant, and then requested payment for bail over the phone.

CCSO adds that they would never ask for a gift card number to pay a fine over the phone.

In one of the instances, the caller ID showed CCSO’s non-emergency number.

The sheriff’s office says if you ever question a call from their agency or another one, hang up the phone and call the official number to confirm.

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