A person is spoofing the Boone County Sheriff's Department's main phone number, 573-875-1111, to scam people, the department said in an email Monday.

The caller claims to be a department investigator with a summons for charges against the call recipient, department spokesman Major Tom Reddin said in a release to media. The scammer then requests bank account and routing number information for the summons.

"The BCSD does not conduct business in this manner and will NEVER call people asking for the bank or credit card information," the department said.