Tarrant County is warning residents about a scam targeting people who are obtaining or renewing passports.

The Tarrant County Clerk’s Office has received several complaints from residents who said they paid a company to schedule appointments with the clerk’s office, according to a news release. But appointments were never scheduled.

The county says it has “no association with any company claiming to expedite the issuance of passports or to assist with passport applications.”

In a news release, Tarrant County Clerk Mary Louise Nicholson encouraged people to file a police a report if they have been victims of fraud.

Passport renewals are typically handled by mail; appointments are for new passports.

To schedule an appointment, Tarrant County residents should go to the clerk’s passport appointment website.

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