Washington County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a fraudulent telephone caller claiming to be a deputy.

The caller has attempted to contact residents regarding a civil matter and left a call-back number that is not associated with the Sheriff's office, according to a news release Wednesday, July 31.

"... we will never contact you via phone to advise you of a warrant or request any payments via phone for bail (or any other reason). Please do not fall for these types of scams," according to the news release.

Questions can be directed to the Sheriff's office, www.co.washington.mn.us/468/Sheriffs-Office.