Scammers posing as sheriff's deputies claim victims have active arrest warrant

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Warren County Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam in which victims are told they have an active warrant out for their arrest.

In order to pay off the warrant, victims are told that they can purchase vouchers over the phone so that they will not be placed under arrest.

"The Warren County Sheriff's Office wants to remind citizens to be vigilant about protecting their finances and identity," said Captain Tim Robinson in a statement.

In one voicemail obtained by 13 News, the scammer(s) threatened to put an anonymous victim in bad standing by the Sheriff's Department when the victim stopped communicating with them, saying, "I'm going to go ahead and put you down as unwilling and unable."

The caller went on to say the victim would be placed in jail.

"Go ahead and contact you a bail bondsman because your vouchers are no longer any good," they said, "and you will have to bond out from the county jail."

The Warren County Sheriff's Office asks that you call them at 270-842-1633 if you have fallen victim to a scam phone call.

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