Wise Eyes Alert
Jury Duty Scam
REMINDER... this JURY SCAM continues to occur across the State and has been reported by Wise Eyes in the past.
Although there haven't been any reported cases in Johnson County, other counties in the State are receiving reports of a scam where citizens have received calls from one or more individuals posing as a Sheriff's Deputy advising the called party that a warrant is being issued on them for failure to appear for Jury Duty. In several of the reported incidents, the poser advises the called party that they can take care of the warrant by having them to send a payment in the form of a "green dot" card. However in some instances no request for warrant payment was given to the called party. In most all of the complaints received the citizen (potential victim) has advised that the caller knows a lot of personal information about them.
There is a recurring number the calls are received from and when dialed, this number has a recorded message that states the purported Deputies Name and he is unavailable, "please leave a message and I will return your call."
In other reported incidents the citizen has received a letter from the "District Clerk's Office" utilizing the same MO as those where citizens receive a telephone call.
DO NOT be deceived. If you receive a call like this contact your local law enforcement agency and report it. Law Enforcement agencies are not going to request anyone to pay their fine with a Green Dot card.
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