Wood County, Texas (KETK) — A phone scam has been threatening citizens of Wood County.
Sheriff Jim Brown has issued a caution to Wood Co. residents to be aware of a phone scam that is being perpetrated.
People are calling individuals and telling them they have a relative that is in prison in a foreign country and that a large amount of money is required to have the relative released.
This is a scam and Sheriff Brown recommends you not send any money for bail or bond to anyone without verification.
If you are contacted by someone that solicits you in this manner, please notify the Wood Co. Sheriff's Office.