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Police warn of jury duty scam

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The Lawrenceburg Police Department reportedly received several complaints Friday in reference to a jury duty scam. According to a news release, the caller tells to potential victim that that they are law enforcement, advising the caller that they missed jury duty on a specific date and now there’s a warrant for their arrest.

Shortly after, the caller tells the potential victim that they can “prevent being in jail during the holidays” by sending a specific amount of money to them to pay the “bond.” The caller then advises the potential victim to go to Kroger or Walmart and get “Money Pak Cards” and then call them back for further information to get the matter resolved.

“The Lawrenceburg Police Department would like to remind everyone never to send money to anyone that they do not know including companies and entities that they may have never had previous business with,” officers said in a news release.

“Also, never give out any personal information over the phone such as bank account numbers, credit card numbers or any other financial information. Law enforcement will never call you to tell you that you have a warrant for your arrest or ask any money for bonds over the phone.”

If anyone has any questions or has been a victim of this scam, notify the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

— from staff reports