MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a continuous scam in the area, attempting to extort money and gift cards from people.

They say the scammer may sound convincing and will even use real information about victims, including their real court addresses and real names of law enforcement officers, court officials, and judges to make the scam appear legitimate. Scammers may even “spoof” the phone number or caller ID so that the call appears to be from a court number or another government agency.

Officers say you should never provide the caller with any personal information, including credit card numbers, pre-paid card numbers, or money. The courts and law enforcement will never demand payment over the phone, nor demand a gift card number to pay a fine.

If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a law enforcement or court representative, officers advise that you hang up and call them back at the office they are claiming to represent.