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The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a telephone scam that involves a caller posing as a sheriff’s deputy and demanding gift cards.

The caller asks potential victims to pay for an outstanding arrest warrant with gift cards, according to a news release issued Tuesday. The sheriff’s office does not do that, the release states.

“Citizens should exercise caution whenever they are requested to provide telephone payments or personal, identifying information,” the release states.

The public does not need to report aborted calls to the sheriff’s office, but anyone who has been victimized is encouraged to contact local police, according to the release.

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