Jury Duty Phone Scam Alleging Criminal Charges Operating in Raleigh Area

The caller claims that the victim has missed reporting for jury duty and has been charged with a crime

Jury Duty Phone Scam Alleging Criminal Charges Operating in Raleigh Area
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January 30, 2017

A phone scam reported in several places has made its way to the Raleigh area, according to Raleigh police.

As reported by the News & Observer, the caller claims that the victim has missed reporting for jury duty and has therefore been charged with a crime.

We have warned consumers about this scam in the past.

Claiming to be a deputy sheriff, the scammer tells the victim that he or she can solve the problem and get the "charge" dismissed by buying prepaid financial cards and providing the caller with the information necessary for withdrawing the money.

Police say that they have received several calls from consumers reporting instances of the scam in Raleigh.

"Any call threatening an arrest and demanding money to make a charge go away is a scam. No real law enforcement officer will ask for payment, a credit card or Social Security number for failure to appear for jury duty," Raleigh Police said in a statement.