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 be 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.