Coconino County sheriff's officials warns of caller claiming to be a deputy

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Coconino County sheriff's officials are warning about a phone scammer masquerading as a deputy.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Erika Wiltenmuth said in a news release Wednesday that residents have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be a Coconino County deputy.

According to reports, the so-called deputy has been telling residents they have an outstanding warrant and need to pay to take care of it.

Authorities say this is a phone scam and that recipients should not share any personal identifying information.

They can report any scams to local authorities.