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Brown County Sheriff's warn of fake calls from "deputy"

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Scam Alert copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Brown County Sheriff's Department is warning residents about a recent number of fraudulent phone calls.

Citizens are complaining to the sheriff's office that a man in a southern accent is calling and identifying himself as "Deputy James Thomas." The man then tells the person he or she has fines for not showing up for jury duty. The caller claims the fines could lead to an arrest warrant.

The caller then instructs the person to take care of the fines by buying a prepaid card from Walgreens and calling back with the card's personal identification number.

Officials say they would never call and request any kind of personal information or payment over the phone. Anyone getting a call like this is asked to hang up and call the sheriff's department at (920) 391-7450.

If you have questions about arrest warrants in Brown County, contact the Clerk of Courts office at (920) 448-4155.