Deputies warn locals about ETX phone scheme

SHELBY COUNTY - Deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office are warning locals about a phone scheme in the area. 

According to authorities, the caller is impersonating a law enforcement officer with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. 

The caller then states they have warrants for not appearing for a grand jury summons and will ask you to pay court costs and/or a retainer fee.

Law enforcement officials say that the number used by the caller belongs to a Shelby County employee. 

Once the call is answered, the caller gives instructions to call the number to what seems like a switchboard at the Shelby County Courthouse, 

The caller also will ask for credit card information. 

Deputies want to let locals know that the call is a phone scheme and to not give out any information to the caller.

If you have any questions about the matter, call the Shelby County Sheriff's Office at 936-598-5601.

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