Scammers are claiming to be members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in an ongoing scheme to defraud, according to Sheriff Robert Langley. His office has received complaints about criminals calling citizens and telling them that they are under the threat of arrest for tickets not being paid, failure to appear in court, and various other reasons. The scammers then ask residents for money in order to alleviate their pending threat of arrest. Neither the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office nor any other police agency would ever ask for money over the phone for any reason. Any resident who receives a call from someone asking for money from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or any other police agency, should hang up and call the Sheriff's Office (845) 225-4300 to report the call.