WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — The Walton County Sheriff’s Office warning residents of a phone scam unique to the area.

According to their Twitter page, scammers are spoofing the call so the caller ID reads ‘Ben Dowdy SVU’ and once the call is answered, they identify themselves as Lt. Luke Hall. The caller then leaves a phone number and says Judge Green has signed off on a warrant for the victim’s arrest.

Deputies advise residents who receive this call to hang up and do not give personal information out over the phone. The Walton County Sheriffs Office will never take payment in lieu of an arrest.

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