Hamilton: Unpaid warrant phone scam targets residents

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HAMILTON, Texas (KWTX) Hamilton County Sheriff Justin Caraway is warning about the latest phone scam in which a caller threatens people with unpaid warrants.

"Citizens are receiving telephone calls from a female with an accent demanding payment on outstanding warrants. The number shows up as the HCSO telephone number. However they're requesting you call (844) 355-1076 to make the payments," Caraway said.

A post on the sheriff's office Facebook page details what people should watch for.

"This is a scam and please do not call the number to make a payment. We are currently in the process of shutting this down. The HCSO would never call you and demand payment for a warrant. This is not the function of any law enforcement agency. If you have any questions, please call the Hill County Sheriff's Office."