The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning that citizens in the county have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be a Sheriff’s sergeant asking the victim to purchase a pre-paid credit card or money order.
According to the alert, the call goes something like this: "This is Sgt. Smith and I regret to inform you that you missed federal jury duty last April. A notice of your service was sent to you by certified mail. There is now a warrant out for your arrest and we are on our way to your house right now. If you don't pay the $5,000 fine to have the warrant lifted, we will arrest you. You can pay by providing me with the numbers on a pre-paid credit card over the phone."
The alert emphasizes that this is a scam.
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