Alachua and Bradford County Sheriff’s Office warn people about scams

Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 5:25 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Sheriff deputies want to warn people of a scam.

According to deputies, people are getting calls mentioning they failed to appear for a subpoena and owe money.

The scammers are asking for $2,500 through Venmo, Green Dot or through gift cards.

The Bradford County Sheriff’s office is also warning people about a phone scam.

According to deputies, they have gotten two complaints about the elderly being scammed to withdraw money for people posing as a lawyer or bails bondsman saying their grandchild was involved in a crash or arrested.

One woman was tricked into giving the scammer more than $5,000.

They say the scammers ask people to wire transfer money.

Deputies advise anyone who gets the call, to notify law enforcement.

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