ORLEANS COUNTY, N.Y. — The Orleans County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a phone scam.
Someone notified deputies after he or she got a call from someone pretending to be from the sheriff's office. The scam caller said the person missed jury duty and a warrant was issued for his or her arrest.
The caller then told the person to go to the dollar store and purchase a "green dot" prepaid debit card and give the caller the PIN on the back to avoid arrest.
The phone number given had a voice message claiming to be the Orleans County Sheriff's Office. Deputies say at no time would they ever make such a request.
Anyone who receives a similar call should contact deputies at (585) 589-5527.