Sheriff's Office warning people about the "Jury Duty" scam - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Sheriff's Office warning people about the "Jury Duty" scam

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The Cascade County Sheriff's Office is again warning people about the "Jury Duty" scam.

Sheriff Bob Edwards said in a press release on Friday that this time, the scammers are using actual Deputy Sheriff’s names and using official Sheriff’s Office phone numbers.

He explains: 

The callers are identifying themselves to the victims as a deputy sheriffs or my Undersheriff, and stating the victim needs to pay a fine for failure to show up for jury duty. These tactics from the predators are scaring victims into sending money.

It has also been brought to my attention that some of these predators are falsely using the United States Marshal service name to scare and harass victims as well.

Please know this, there are no law enforcement agencies or reputable businesses that will ever call you and tell you that you will be arrested if you do not comply with their demand to send them money. We do not operate that way
Remember, if it sounds shady or feels shady, it more than likely is shady. Hang up on these people. They will attempt to call you back repeatedly so, do your best to ignore them. If you have the capability, block the phone numbers that are harassing you.

Please use caution when receiving these types of calls.

Sheriff Bob Edwards

RELATED: Fraud Watch: Avoid getting scammed by spoof calls

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