The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an active scam taking place in Monongalia County.
The scam involves someone identifying themselves as an attorney or law enforcement, calling you and telling you that a family member has been arrested and they need you to bond them out.
The scammer may even have someone get to the phone that is younger to convince you the call is legitimate.
The scammer suggest you get a Green Dot card at Walmart and to call them back with an ID number from the card.
The phone numbers appear to be from Quebec, according to Monongalia County’s Sheriff’s Department.
Do not send money if you receive a call like this, and call law enforcement to report the incident or head to www.financialcrimestaskforce.com.?