Jury Duty Scam Demands Payment From Callers For Outstanding Warrant
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Sheriff’s departments are warning about a jury duty scam where people call claiming to settle an outstanding warrant.
In this scam, a person claiming to be from the sheriff’s department tells people they didn’t show up for jury duty, and that callers have to pay a fine to clear up an outstanding warrant.
The phone calls appear to be from a local area code, which lends some authenticity to the call.
One immediate tip-off should be that the caller will demand payment via a prepaid credit or debit card. Law enforcement agencies typically offer more than just one option for payment.
If you receive one of these calls, you’re urged to immediately report the call to a law enforcement agency.