Sheriff’s Office warns of jury service scam
BENTONVILLE — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning concerning a scam about jury service.
Keshia Guyll, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office, issued a warning Thursday about telephone calls seeking money for missing jury duty.
According to Guyll, the U.S. Marshals Service was contacted by a Benton County resident who claimed a man called her claiming to part of the Civil Warrants Division for the Sheriff’s Office.
The man told the resident she missed federal grand jury service and had to pay $995. The woman was told to buy a Green Dot card from WalMart and put the $995 on it, according to a news release.
The woman didn’t purchase the card and called the Marshals Service.
Guyll encouraged anyone who receives a similar call to report it to a local law enforcement agency.