Sheriff’s office warns of new scam Posted in: News Law enforcement is warning Bastrop County citizens about a gift card scam with a new twist. According to an announcement on the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Facebook post, a person in the Elgin area reported a scam to BCSO on January 7. Often, scammers will call their potential victims, pretending to be from a law enforcement agency, and say there is a warrant out for the victim’s arrest. In order to avoid arrest, the victim is told to go to a local store and purchase prepaid debit cards or gift cards, then give the scam-mer the numbers on the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!