SANTA ROSA BEACH - The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports about a telephone scam.
This is how this scam works:
A call is made by an individual - the scammer - who says he is a deputy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and that there is a warrant for the victim's arrest. The scammer also references a local judge by name during the course of the call. He says the fine needs to be paid immediately.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office does not call residents at their home for warrants. Please do not make these types of payments over the phone.
Should you have any questions about this scam please call the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Department at (850) 983-1100.