Sheriff's Office warns of scammer claiming to be a deputy, shares voicemail

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. - The Highlands County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a scammer making calls, claiming to be a deputy. 

If you get this call, deputies advise you to hang up immediately. Deputies say the scammer attempts to get the people he calls to wire money and pay fines in order to avoid being arrested. 

The Sheriff's Office posted the audio on their Facebook page on Friday morning. 

The Highlands County Sheriff's Office says law enforcement agencies or bond agencies do not make calls like this. Your safest option is to just hang up. 

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