PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Bucks County Sheriff’s office is warning residents of an emerging phone scam.

The Sheriff’s office says they has received reports of residents receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves as members of the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office.

The callers state that the person receiving the call would have a warrant issued for them if they didn’t purchase bonds. The Sheriff’s office says the callers have asked for a credit card number and provided the victim with a phone number and a location to pick-up the bonds.

When the victim proceeded to the location to pick up the bonds, the address did not exist. The phone number provided was not affiliated with the Bucks County Sheriff’s office.

Bucks County Sheriff Edward “Duke” Donnelly advises residents that the Sheriff’s office does not call people regarding the existence of warrants.

The Sheriff’s office also does not solicit money or collect money regarding any type of warrant, for any reason.

All information has been provided to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office for investigation.

If you are the victim of this type of phone scam, please contact your local police department or the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 215-348-6124.

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