Sheriff's Office Warns of Jury Duty Scam

January 8, 2021

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of a jury scam.  The caller threatens the individual they have missed Jury Duty, it's a Felony offense and need to pay fines in excess of $1,800.00.   After the money is deposited, they have to come to the Sheriff's Office to sign a waiver form.  

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens that our Office NEVER calls or sends texts to inform individuals they have an active warrant or have missed court or jury duty. We will also NEVER call to ask for money, for any reason. NO government entity will call or text you to say you owe taxes, you missed jury duty, or there is a warrant for your arrest.

General Tips:

If anyone you don't know calls and asks for money, hang up.

If you do not recognize the number calling you, do not answer.

If someone claims to be from a law enforcement agency, call that agency to confirm. 

Do NOT give anyone your personal or financial information. 

If you have information about or fallen victim to this or any other scam, please contact 719-390-5555, and ask to have a deputy to come out and take a report.

MR 21-002