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Phony phone calls warn of arrest warrant

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The Grayson County Sheriff is warning about callers making false statements about arrest warrants. (KTEN) The Grayson County Sheriff is warning about callers making false statements about arrest warrants. (KTEN)

GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas -- Another scam is making the rounds in Grayson County.

A caller claiming to be from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office warns about an arrest warrant for failing to respond to a jury summons.

"We don't do business the way he is, calling and asking for personal information," Sheriff Tom Watt said.

After confirming the victim's address, the bogus caller tells them to go to the courthouse to pay a fine... leaving their home empty.

"If you can confirm someone is not at home, that is a really nice burglary target," Watt said. "I would recommend you give no personal information out."

The scammer also asks for credit card numbers and banking information.

"The first thing I want you to do is just think for a minute," the sheriff said. "If you have any suspicions at all, just hang up and call your local agency and make sure that is program they have going on ... There are some law enforcement agencies that do call people like that, but they wont be asking for personal information. That's the key -- the moment they start asking for that, just hang up."

Watt said this is just one of many scams he has seen in his 34 years as a law enforcement officer.

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