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Conman Claims To Be A BCSO Employee

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office issued a Scam Alert today, warning citizens of a scam sweeping through Bay County.

The scam originates on the phone and comes from a person claiming to be an employee of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. The scam then unfolds in one of two ways.

The conman either tells his intended victim that they have an outstanding warrant and are going to be arrested, or they have failed to appear for jury duty and will be arrested. In both scenarios, the conman offers the victim a chance to avoid arrest by purchasing gift cards from a store and then telling him the transaction codes, or by instructing the victim to wire money to the conman.

Sheriff Tommy Ford warns that the Bay County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER contact a person by phone to notify them they have an outstanding warrant or have failed to appear for jury duty and that they can pay by gift card or wire transfer to avoid arrest.

If contacted by this conman, please report it to your local law enforcement.

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