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Sheriff impersonators are victimizing residents in latest scam

May 6, 2014 - 3:17pm

The state Department of Public Safety is warning the public about a scam in which individuals are calling people and claiming to be sheriff deputies serving warrants for people who did not show up for jury duty or pay a ticket.

The scammers are offering to clear the warrant if people will pay for their product or service. Deputy sheriffs will never call people about warrants having to do with jury duty or solicit the purchase of anything, according to the department.

Those who have been affected by this scam or received such calls should contact the Sheriff Division at 586-1352.