Buffalo County Sheriff warns of telephone scam

KEARNEY, Neb. -- Law enforcement officials are warning central Nebraska residents of a new scam.

The Buffalo County Sheriff's Office said in a post on Facebook that they have been receiving reports of local numbers calling and claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office. The callers apparently ask for money to dismiss fake active warrants.

Sheriff's officials say they never contact anyone requesting gift cards for any payment.

Anyone who gets this type of call should hang up and call authorities.