Sher­iff’s Of­fice warns of jury ser­vice scam

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

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.

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