Sheriff's Office: 53 people fall victim to phone scam involving paying out of arrest warrant


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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A new phone scam involving paying to get out of an arrest warrant has fooled dozens of people.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office told WHNT-TV ( ) 53 people have fallen victim to the scam. The caller states the person has a warrant for his or her arrest and the person must transfer money over the phone to settle the matter.

Deputies say they first heard of the scam on April 2 when someone called to ask them about it.

Investigator Jeremy Hughes says a person will be notified by mail if there is a warrant for an arrest.

The victims have lost about $4,000 combined, with some people paying several hundred dollars to the fake caller.

Information from: WHNT-TV,

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