MARION, BENTON – The Williamson and Franklin County Sheriff’s Offices are warning citizens of a phone scam in the area.
According to each office, the caller claims to be a sheriff’s deputy, telling the victim that they have missed a court date and need to pay a fine over the phone. The scammer has used a call back number of 618-319-7911, leading to a computerized message claiming the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Court Process Division has been reached.
Both offices said no legitimate law enforcement agency will call and ask for any type of payment over the phone. The investigations into the calls are ongoing.