Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck is warning of a scam that has been circulating over the last several days and weeks.
He says his office has received several tips that a person has been calling local residents- calling themselves “Lieutenant Smith” and claiming to be associated with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office.
The scam then involves him stating there’s a warrant out for the person’s arrest- and demands money in gift cards or directs them to meet with him to take care of it.
Sheriff Schenck says this is a scam- and to not act on a call like this one.
Anyone who receives a suspicious call like this one should call 315-253-1222.Want the latest headlines in your inbox each morning? Click here to sign up for our Morning Edition and Sunday Insight newsletters. They are dedicated to keeping you in the know. You can also download the FingerLakes1.com App for Android (All Android Devices) or iOS (iPhone, iPad)