This phone scam that is currently going around the Texas Panhandle is hitting local registered sex offenders. The Randall County Sheriff’s Office in a statement said that an individual calling registered sex offenders and claiming to be a sergeant with a local sheriff's office.

The phone scam tells the victims they have warrants and are required to submit a DNA sample. The victim is then told a random amount of money to put on a pre-paid card to avoid being arrested.

Randall County Sheriff's Office
Randall County Sheriff's Office

All of the calls have originated from a number with the local 806 area code.

The Randall County Sheriff's Office says it will never call anyone with outstanding warrants to request money and anyone receiving a call of this nature should not send money in any form to the caller. Report any of these phone scam calls to the Randall County Sheriff’s Office at 806-468-5800.

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