MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to beware of calls from a scam artist posing as a member of their office.

Officials say several citizens have reported receiving phone calls from someone asking them to settle up unpaid warrants by placing money on a prepaid card.

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The sheriff’s office wants citizens to know that they do not call people with warrants, nor do they offer the option to settle fines via phone.

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They say you should just hang up on the caller if they contact you.

They are investigating the calls, and the suspect may face criminal charges if caught.

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Minneapolis Police warned residents of a similar scam just last week.