The Bates County Sheriff’s Department have taken several calls over the last several days regarding a new scam. The caller states that the person’s social security number was used in the crime and the person has a warrant for their arrest. The caller is requesting the person to get a prepaid card to pay for the warrant. If they ask you to verify your social security number do not do it! Do not give the caller any of your personal information. All you have to do is simply not talk to them and hang up the phone. If they are calling you on your cell phone you can block their number on your phone.