The caller claimed that someone in the household missed jury duty and that an arrest warrant had been issued. The caller knew the correct name of the resident, but did not appear to possess any personally identifiable information. The caller attempted to get the victim to send money to an account via PayPal in order to have the warrant recalled.
The Sheriff’s Office does not notify prospective jurors via phone or mail nor do we solicit the payment of fines or fees on behalf of the court. Area residents are advised to treat any unsolicited caller who requests payment or access to personally identifiable information with extreme skepticism, regardless of who the caller claims to represent. When in doubt get the caller’s name, hang up, and then call the business or government entity back at a phone number you know to be correct.