SCAM ALERT FOR SHELBY COUNTY: CALLER IMPERSONATING LAW ENFORCEMENT

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns area residents of a scam circulating.

The caller is impersonating a law enforcement officer with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The caller is stating they have warrants for not appearing for a grand jury summons. The caller will request that you pay court costs and/or a retainer fee.

The number the caller is using belongs to a Shelby County employee. Once the call is answered, the caller will give instructions to call what appears to be a switchboard at the Shelby County Courthouse. They will ask you for your credit card information. This is a scam. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFORMATION.

If you have any questions concerning this scam, please contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 936.598.5601.