Jury Duty Scam: Multiple Area Sheriff’s Departments Warn Against Fraudulent Calls

Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin shared a Wednesday morning facebook post from his counterpart in Wakulla County Florida warning residents about an ongoing scam regarding jury duty.

According to the post, a Wakulla County victim reported being contacted by a “Lt. Johnson” regarding warrants for failure to appear for jury duty.  The caller also told the victim that in order to clear up the warrants, a $1000 prepaid card had to be sent to an undisclosed location.

“This is a SCAM…we don’t and would never handle any situation like this” said Wakulla County Sheriff Jared Miller.


Decatur County Sheriff Griffin shared the post and wrote, “I share this SCAM ALERT from Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office to emphasize these SCAMS are nation wide.  Please everyone, DON’T send money to people you don’t know.  PLEASE, just HANG UP!!!”

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