The Natrona County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released information in an effort to help citizens guard against a phone scam which has been reported within the county.

According to several reports received by authorities, scammers are calling Natrona County citizens and claiming to be Natrona County Sheriff's deputies.

The scammers then claim that the citizen failed to appear for court. Often, this type of scam involves the scammer demanding that the citizen make a payment over the phone or purchase a payment card in order to clear up a fictitious arrest warrant.

"The Natrona County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public that they do not call citizens who have active warrants for their arrest and solicit money from them over the telephone," Sgt. Aaron Shatto said in a statement.

Anyone who may receive a telephone call regarding a "warrant for their arrest" is advised to not give our any financial information, and end the conversation immediately.

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