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St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office warns about gift card scam

Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 18:49:26-04

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens to be aware of a scam that is currently circulating in the county.

Potential victims of the scam receive mail or a phone call stating they owe money to the Sheriff's office for an outstanding warrant or fine.

They are instructed to pay with gift cards. The scam includes a local phone number, supposedly to the Sheriff's office, where you can speak with a sergeant or a major.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office reminds you that they will never ask you to pay anything with a gift card and asks that you avoid interacting with these scammers.