Franklin Co. Sheriff: scammer claims to be Lt. Smith…”We don’t have a Lt. Smith”

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a scammer is calling people, saying he’s Lieutenant Smith with the Sheriff’s office, but the Sheriff’s  Office doesn’t have a Lieutenant Smith.

The caller is reportedly telling people they’ve missed court dates and jury duty. He asks for payment so you can avoid jail time.

Deputies say the scammer has even left a voicemail asking people return his call about a family emergency.

According to deputies, you should just hang up if you get a call like this. Do not give out any personal information.

“WE WILL NEVER CALL YOU ABOUT PAYING YOUR FINES or ASK FOR PAYMENT BY PHONE!!” the Sheriff’s Office writes.

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