Deputies warn of spike in phone scams

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies said they have received several reports this weekend from elderly people, who said they are getting calls that there was a warrant for their arrest.

The people said the caller claimed to be from the sheriff’s office and demanded the person buy a gift card and send them the numbers. The caller said the money was to cover a warrant.

Deputies said this is a scam. You should never give out your personal information or money over the phone. Deputies said the scammers are targeting the elderly.

If you feel that you have received this phone call, please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 477-1000. You may also report it to our Fraud Hotline at (239) 258-3292.

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