To the Citizens of Cherokee County: The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has recently been made aware of a telephone scam. The scammers are identifying themselves as Cherokee County Deputies or Investigators. They call individuals, identifying themselves as law enforcement and inform the individuals that they are going to be arrested for failing to report for Jury Duty. THIS IS COMPLETELY FALSE! The scammers continue that if the fine is paid the arrest warrant will be recalled. They will direct the individual to go and buy Green Dot Money Cards and read the pin number to them. The scammers will insist that you stay on the telephone with them until you provide the number. They will sometimes provide a telephone number to a false "Sheriff's Office", which they will answer through an automated system. Cherokee County Sheriff's Office does NOT have an automated system. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office correct phone number is 903-683-2271. Be aware that: 1) No governmental agency, of any type, will ever demand payment with i-Tune, MoneyGram, Green Dot, etc. 2) No law enforcement agency (Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) will ever call to inform you of an arrest warrant and allow you to pay a fine over the phone instead. If you receive a call of this type or are unsure of the caller's intent, please contact your local law enforcement agency before providing any information.