The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office has sent out an alert warning of recent scam phone calls.

The initial report came from a local resident who received a call from someone who claimed to be collecting money for the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office calendar fund.

The Sheriff’s Office stated it is not participating in any fundraisers.

Anyone who receives these phone calls should report them to the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office by calling (828) 264-3761.