Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of scammers who are asking for money to pay off fake warrants.
CCSO says its has received reports that citizens are being called by individuals claiming to be employees of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Warrants Unit.
These callers are claiming the victims failed to respond to summons and that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The callers then claim that in lieu of being arrested the victims can pay money over the phone using prepaid cash cards.
The callers are also providing callback numbers and are answering those phones representing themselves as the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
CCSO warns residents to remember that official agencies do not conduct business like this over the phone and never request payments made in prepaid cash cards.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be an agency or business and they ask for any personal information, end the call and call back the phone number on the company’s official website.
The CCSO non-emergency number is 941-639-0013.