Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office is warning of a local scam where a caller is claiming the recipient has an arrest warrant from the sheriff's office.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said his office was contacted by a local resident who said he received a threatening voicemail with a number from New York.
"The caller stated the message said 'We have a warrant for your arrest from Sheriff Doyle,' and then gave a number to call so a fine could be paid," said Doyle. "The message claimed that unless the fine was paid, the resident would be arrested, which is absolutely false and is nothing more than another scam attempt."
Doyle said the Sheriff's Office will never call a resident in regards to an arrest warrant and they will never ask for any payment over the phone.
"We urge anyone who receives a call like this to hang up immediately," said the Sheriff. "Giving personal information over the phone is highly discouraged."