Jury duty scam targeting Guilford Co. residents

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a recent scam in which victims are told they missed jury duty.

The scam involves a suspect calling victims and identifying themselves as a deputy with the sheriff’s office.

The suspect tells the victim they have missed jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The suspect then tells them that if they pay a monetary fine that warrant will go away.

Any citizen who has been contacted in this scam is asked to call the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.

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  • Chucky

    Three of my neighbors got this call. The guy wanted them to purchase a money order “from a convenient store” then call him back for instructions. He specified an amount. Based on when they got their calls in relation to one another, we figured he was going through a phone book.

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