Davidson County sheriff warns of jury duty scam

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam concerning phony jury duty summons.

According to the sheriff’s office, the scam involved text messages or phone calls from someone who is falsely informing the victims that they have failed to report to jury duty and that a warrant has been issued against them.

Deputies say the suspect or suspects then attempt to obtain personal information from the victims, such as Social Security numbers, home addresses and other private information.

Anyone who is truly being summoned to jury duty by the sheriff’s office will receive notice in writing via mail service at their home address.  Deputies say authorities will not contact those who are being summoned by phone, text, email or any other means.

Anyone who is contacted and believes it to be a scam is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (336) 242-2243.

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