The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a recent telephone scam, according to a news release from Maj. Ricky Gardner.

A caller identifying himself as a Bedford County Sheriff’s deputy advises the citizen that the sheriff’s office has a warrant for the citizen’s arrest, Gardner said.

“The scammer then tells the citizen to go to their bank, keeping the citizen on the phone the entire time, and get cash,” Gardner said in the release. “The scammer tells the citizen the money will be used as their bond money. On one occasion, a citizen actually went to the bank to get the money, and the bank advised the citizen they were being scammed.”

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office would never call a person and require someone to give the department money, Gardner said.