The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to not fall for a phone scam making the rounds.

Scammers claiming to be with the sheriff's office have been calling residents telling them a warrant has been issued for their arrest.

The scammers then tell the residents to purchase Green Dot Cards and give them the numbers to avoid being taken into custody.

"This is a scam! The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office will NEVER call and request money to avoid being arrested!" the sheriff's office said.