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Posted on: January 24, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Yet Another Jury Duty Scam

January 24, 2018

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department is receiving complaints, again, of a scam involving Jury Duty. This is the same scam we had in the past couple of years. The suspects are calling people and identifying themselves as deputies. They are telling the victims that they missed jury duty and now have to pay with money orders or there will be warrants for their arrest. They are identifying themselves as different members from the Cole County Sheriff’s Department.

       This is a scam and people should not pay this money.  If in doubt, call our office at 573-634-9160 or look up the number for the court clerk of whatever county the official is representing or look up the number for the Cole County Sheriff’s Department, and call them.  Do not use the number the individuals give you. Remember, we will not call you to inform you of a warrant.  We show up and serve it.

Authority:   John P. Wheeler
                  Cole County Sheriff

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