The Pulaski County Sheriff’s office is warning the public about a potential scam operation that is targeting the elderly. Deputies say scammers may instruct a victim to cash a multi-thousand dollar check they sent, and wait days to withdraw the money from their account. When victims attempt to withdraw the funds, they find money has actually been taken from their own account, not added. The sheriff’s office also noted a similar scam where perpetrators instruct victims to buy hundreds of dollars of retail gift cards, only to read the identifying numbers from the card to the scammers over the phone. These scammers may also use scare tactics on victims.