Cole County Scam Involves Jury Duty Hoax

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, January 06 2014 Jan 6, 2014 Monday, January 06, 2014 3:24:00 PM CST January 06, 2014 in News
By: Marie Mandelberg, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLE COUNTY - The Cole County Sheriff's Department reported Monday it has received complaints of a phone scam involving jury duty.

According to the sheriff's department, the suspects are calling people and identifying themselves as a Cole County deputy. The suspects then tell the victims that they missed jury duty and have to pay $850 with money orders.

Cole County Captain John Wheeler said people should call the Cole County Sheriff's Department if they believe they are the victim of this scam.

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