Scam Targeting Local Health Care Workers Reported in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – Jefferson County authorities are alerting the public to a phone scam targeting local health care workers.

According to law enforcement, the scammers are contacting the victims and making their caller identification show as if the call is coming from the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Victims are being told they have a high dollar warrant and it will be resolved if they pay off the warrant. The scammers are accepting cash and gift cards for payment. Victims are being directed to the area of the courthouse where the money transactions are taking place.

Law enforcement is stressing that this is a scam and they are investigating it to the fullest.

The note that neither the courthouse nor the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will contact you stating you have a warrant and accept payment over the phone or in person. If you do have a warrant, the procedure is you will be taken to jail and then you will have the opportunity to post your bail. They do not accept payment with gift cards.

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