Marion County Sheriff's Department warning residents on telephone scam

MARION COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV) - The Marion County Sheriff's Department is warning residents on a telephone scam.

According to deputies, a person is calling local residents and identifying themselves as a deputy in the Marion County Sheriff's Department, indicating that the person has court proceedings that will result in an arrest.

They say that the caller states that the person can post bond. The caller will entice the person to obtain gift cards or pre-paid credit cards to post this bond via telephone.

If a resident receives this call, deputies say for the resident to ask the identity of the caller. Then to disconnect, and to contact the Marion County Sheriff's Department at (304) 367 - 5300 or any other local law enforcement agency immediately through a non-emergency phone number.