Law enforcement does not serve warrants or seek payment for fines by phone.

That’s the message from Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar who’s warning residents to be on the alert for scam calls claiming to be from his office or other law enforcement agencies.

Tolar said the scammers are calling residents and telling them they have outstanding warrants and must immediately pay a fine or they will be arrested.

The sheriff said this is not the way delinquent fines are handled and the sheriff’s department will not be calling residents about such fines.

“We recommend that if you receive one of these calls, just simply hang up on them. Don’t get caught up in a conversation,” he said.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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