Scam Warning: The jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

King County Police emphasize that they will never call and request money or gift card numbers.

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:30pm
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Multiple victims are reporting more scam phone calls about missing Jury Duty and an arrest warrant being issued for their arrest.

Criminals are calling victim’s workplace stating that an arrest warrant has been issued for missing Jury Duty. To make the scam more real, the criminals are changing the phone number “spoofing” the number to make it look like they are calling from the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The police will never call people and request money over the phone. The police will never tell people to go to the store and buy gift cards and provide those numbers over the phone, this is a scam.

The criminal caller is often very professional sounding and they use high pressure tactics to make people believe that they will be arrested for even hanging up the phone.

Police recommend that if someone ever receives a phone call like this, hang up. If someone has questions about a call being legitimate they can always call 911.

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