OC Sheriff’s Office issues Advisory about Police Officer Scam Calls

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an advisory about a scam call going around with the caller impersonating a police officer. The Sheriff’s Office says that the caller is using the names of actual law enforcement officers to scam people into paying fines, clearing arrest warrants or missing jury duty. At least one citizen has lost money in the scam. If someone has active arrest warrants, law enforcement has the right to arrest that individual; however, officers will not ask citizens to pay money to clear arrest warrants or any other type of legal issue. All fines and court costs that could potentially occur with any legal situation is at the direction of the courts and not law enforcement so, law enforcement will not ask citizens to pay money directly to them to clear up any legal issues or court costs. Anyone who receives a call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer asking for money to clear arrest warrants should hang up the phone, don’t erase any phone numbers or voicemails if you receive them and contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111.