Wood County Sheriff Jim Brown has issued a caution to the citizens of Wood County to be aware of a phone scam that is being perpetrated in the county.

Sheriff Brown says a person or persons unknown are calling citizens and telling them they have a relative that is in prison in a foreign country and that a large amount of money is required to have the relative released. The sheriff recommends that you not send any money for bail or bond to anyone without verification.

Sheriff Brown asks the public ti notify the Sheriff's Office if  solicited in a similar manner.