They're baaaaaack! The jury duty scam came back. According to a Sheriff’s Office posting on Facebook today three victims have told the Sheriff’s Office that they were contacted by someone who said that the victims needed to pay thousands of dollars to have a warrant “lifted” because they missed jury duty. The caller claimed to be from the Sheriff’s Office.
In one call, the scammer used the name “Deputy Miller’ and threatened arrest if the victim did not pay with a “Money Pack” (a type of cash card). In another call, the scammer claimed to be from the Sheriff’s Office’s “Civil Department.”
In a statement, Sheriff Ty Trenary said, “If someone who claims to work in law enforcement or for the courts calls you asking for payment over the phone or for other sensitive information like your Social Security number, you can guarantee this is a scam.” He added, “County employees will never call you to request this information and anyone who does should be reported to the police immediately.”
If you receive a call like this, just hang up.
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