Sheriff warns of jury duty scams

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields is warning the public about several scams reported to the department.

“In recent reports, citizens are contacted by a (910)722-3222 number and told they are speaking with a member of the MCSO,” said Fields in a news advisory on Tuesday, June 21. “The callers identify themselves as either Sgt. Ward, Capt. Cunningham, Officer Daniels, or Mrs. Watson. Citizens are told they have pending charges for missing jury duty and that there was a warrant out for their arrest. To avoid arrest warrants, they are instructed to get Green Dot Cards and give personal information to the caller.”

Fields said law enforcement agencies do not demand money from the public to avoid arrest. Please hang up the phone if you receive any suspicious calls and immediately call the sheriff’s office at 910.947.2931.

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