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7/25/2022 2:22:00 PM
LC Residents Receiving Rash Of Jury Duty Scam Calls

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has received a number of calls today (July 25, 2022) from concerned residents about calls they received claiming they failed to appear for jury duty and will be arrested.

The calls are what is known as the jury duty scam and normally targets elderly residents.
The caller today claims to be a Lieutenant Daniels with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and claims an officer will be at the victim’s door in five minutes if they don’t give the suspect identification and credit card numbers. They are also being told to stay on the phone with the caller to confirm your identity and personal information.

First things first, hang up the phone without providing information or taking any action. You may be pressured to stay on the phone but you should resist and hang up.

In North Carolina, court officials and law enforcement officers never make phone calls to threaten arrest and warn you of an impending arrest for failing to appear for jury duty.

It is a scam and all you need to do is hang up the phone.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, July 25, 2022
Article comment by: Linda Alwell

Please don't fall for this. I did and they got me for 350 dollars. They told me to stay on the phone and get green dot cards from Walgreens. I had to scratch off the codes and read them to him. I finally went to the Sheriff's department and it was a scam. I never got my money back.😥

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