Beware that there is a scam call that is going around and has unfortunately hit our county.

It has been reported that people are receiving calls from someone claiming to be with White Pine County Sheriffs Office Warrants & Citation Division. Sgt Thomas Badge #417 is requesting that you purchase prepaid cards from Family Dollar and turn them into the Sheriffs Office for an exchange of a Cashiers Check.

HOWEVER, we DO NOT employ a Sgt Thomas or a Lieutenant Brown. A Representative with our department WILL NOT contact you by phone regarding a warrant and WILL NOT request funds in the amount of pre-paid cards.

PLEASE act diligently and DO NOT give out any personal information (ie…address, date of birth, social security number, etc) or credit card or banking information to strangers over the phone. If it sounds like a scam or fraudulent, it probably is.