A jury scam is making its way through Yavapai County. Sheriff’s officials say in late December a 42-year-old Prescott man contacted them to report losing money in a jury warrant scam. The man received a call from a man saying he was a deputy with the sheriff’s department. He told the victim he had a four-thousand dollar warrant for his arrest because he didn’t show up for jury duty. The victim was told if he didn’t pay warrant, a deputy would arrest him. As instructed, the victim bought eight, $500 pre-paid cards and called the suspect at the number he gave him. After the call, he realized he heard about a scam like this and called to cancel the cards. He stopped two of the eight and lost three-thousand dollars. Detectives are investigating the matter. Remember, law enforcement agencies and court officials will never call to solicit a payment on a warrant in this manner. If you receive a call like this, hang up and call police.
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