The Watauga County Sheriff's Office warns of another phone scam circulating in the area.

Watauga Online reports citizens are receiving phone calls from unknown person(s) claiming to be a Watauga County Sheriff’s Office deputy or detective, and being told they missed jury duty and are requesting money by phone or a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens that they will never call and request any type of monetary payment.

If you receive one of these phone calls, do not give out any personal information and hang up.

Feel free to contact the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and speak with an actual deputy.

The non-emergency phone number is (828) 264-3761 extension 2.