Brown County Sheriff John Merchant is alerting residents of a scam being sent by text message.

Merchant says several county residents have reported receiving a text informing them they may have an inheritance coming if they reply back by email or phone.

In said one such text message read, “ we have an inheritance of a deceased client with your sir name, kindly contact Andrew Bailey.” Merchant said it contained a gmail account to contact.

He said several residents reported receiving the exact same text message or a similar one with the name Andrew Bailey. Merchant said another resident said the text they received included a phone number to contact, but it contained more digits than should be in a phone number.

Merchant is urging residents not to respond to the text, and simply delete it.

Phone: 785-742-7125