Jury Duty scam returns in Lincoln County

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be aware of a scam that has returned to the area.

According to a post from the sheriff's office's Facebook page, the office has received multiple calls about a jury duty scam where the person on the phone claims to be a Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy. 

The person on the phone tells the resident he or she missed either state of federal jury date and an arrest warrant issued was issued. The post said the caller would demand bond payment by wiring money or sending prepaid Visa cards.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said they do not call residents and tell them they have active warrants or ask for money transfers or payment with prepaid credit cards.

The sheriff's office is asking residents with elderly family members to explain the scam to them. Anyone with questions about the validity of unsolicited phone calls can call the Sheriff’s Office at 636-528-8546 Ex. 3241.


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