The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in the region.

Residents have received calls soliciting donations in the name of the sheriff's office, according to a news release from Devin Taylor, an investigator in Pittsylvania County.

The callers state they are collecting money for deputies who are not getting an increase in salary.

Taylor stressed the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office does not solicit donations from residents for salaries. Authorities declared the calls to be a scam.

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