The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is warning the public about scammers calling people posing as federal agents.
According to sheriff's deputies, the suspects call people over the phone claiming to be DEA, FBI, or other federal or state agents. The person then claims to have a criminal investigation underway on their victims. They then ask them to wire money to avoid being arrested.
In some instances, the scammers have even claimed that the telephones of victims were tapped in order to scare them into not calling family and friends.
Officials want to remind citizens that federal and state law enforcement officers do not work like this during investigation. Anybody who is targeted by this scam is asked to contact police.