Pope Co. – The Pope County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a new scam hitting the area. They say that the scam involves services and/or items being sold online in exchange for gift cards instead of cash. This scam is being used in local trade sites on Facebook and other social media outlets. They also say that the scammers will try to provide you the gift card code over the phone to make the transaction sound legitimate. If you receive such a call you are asked to contact your local authorities.