A new phone scam has been posing as the Allegheny Co. Sheriff's Office.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Sheriff’s office is warning people of a new phone scam that is targeting the medical community.

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On it’s Facebook page, the Sheriff’s Office say that people received a call supposedly from them related to an outstanding warrant.

The scammer will then ask the victim to pay them with a money order or a gift card.

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The Sheriff’s Office is telling people to not give them money or personal information.

They also want people to know they will never ask for money this way.

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They ask you to contact them if you received one of these calls.