Scam alert in Scott County

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a scam going around involving its office.

The sheriff says several people have called in reporting someone is calling them claiming to be a deputy with the office.

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The caller says the person either has an outstanding warrant or a family member is having an emergency and they need funds.

The caller ID has come up as the number for the sheriff’s office in some instances, according to the sheriff.

The sheriff wants people to know the Scott County Sheriff’s Office will never ask for money over the phone and people should never give out personal information over the phone.