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SCAM ALERT: Local authorities warning residents of jury duty scam

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a jury duty scam that is making its rounds in the area, again. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a jury duty scam that is making its rounds in the area, again.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Local authorities are warning residents of a jury duty scam that is making its rounds in the area, again.

Authorities initially warned the public back in April of a scam where a person would call a victim stating that they are with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department and that they failed to show up for jury duty.

The scammer then states that the victim has to pay a fine or a warrant will be issued for their arrest. 

Officials want the public to know this is completely false and is an attempt to extort money.

If anyone has received this type of call or has any information, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at (910) 798-4162.

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