It's a new take on an old scam, officials say. Send money for a fine or you'll be put in the Fulton County jail.
But this time, scammers are using Sheriff Ted Jackson's name in their convincing calls.
Residents in Fulton County told police they were called by a member of Jackson's "senior command staff" and even one county employee fielded a phony call.
Although she said the man sounded very convincing as he threatened her with jail time unless she paid up, she knew better and called the real deputy, officials said in a news release.