The Pope County Sheriff’s Office received a few calls today, Thursday, September 10th, from citizens reporting a familiar scam going around again. The scammer has called the victims, identified himself as Sgt. Matthew King from the Sheriff’s Office and told them that they have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.

The scammer has tried to gain personal information from the victims while he has them on the phone.

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office reminds resident’s that they will NEVER ask for your personal information over the phone and we have no one by that name that works at the Pope County Sheriff’s Office.

As always, be careful of what personal information you share online or by phone.