Scammers calling themselves the Sheriff’s Office is out again and telling the person called that they have missed court when called as a juror. They will get you on the line and tell you how you can purge yourself from the warrant by paying an amount of money, but to not disconnect from the call. At some point, they will ask you to get a cash card from a business to pay money. If they give you a number to call back, you will get an answering machine which answers as the Sheriff’s Office and it gives you three options which sounds to be an official call and it is not!
Please call your friends or family members to let them know this is occurring and hopefully people will not be drawn into this ploy and lose their money. The Sheriff’s Office will not ask for money over the phone.
One of the phone numbers the scammers are using that is showing up on phones is (252) 216-3046.
If you have a question, please call the Dare County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 475-5980.