If you get a call from someone claiming to be a sheriff’s deputy demanding a fee because a warrant is out for your arrest — or any other reason — just hang up. Then report the call to local law enforcement.

That’s the advice the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is offering to the community receiving a report of an attempted scam reported by a Madison woman. Claiming to be a deputy, a caller told the woman there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest and demanded that she come to the Public Safety Building with $4,000 in cash. The woman then called the sheriff’s office and confirmed the call was a scam.