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Caller pretends to be sheriff in warrant scam

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office say the scammer may be posing as Sheriff Holladay, Major Minden or Capt. McNair. (MGN Photo)

Pulaski County authorities are warning of a scam where a caller pretends to be actual sheriff's office employees and attempts to collect money.

Authorities say the caller may be posing as Sheriff Holladay, Major Minden or Capt. McNair.

The scammer tells residents they have an outstanding warrant that needs to be paid due to missing court of jury duty, then directs them on how to pay the fine.

The sheriff's office says its employees do not collect court fines nor do they take credit or debit cards for any services they offer. They also do not ask citizens to go to a store and get a gift card or Green Dot card to pay fees.

Anyone who is in doubt that they are actually being contacted by the sheriff's office can call its main number at 501-340-6600 or the 24-hour Communications Center at 501-340-6963.

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