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Raleigh police: Jury duty phone scam on the rise

Posted February 10

Raleigh Police Department
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— Raleigh police warned the public Wednesday about a jury duty scam that involves threatening phone calls.

According to authorities, the scam begins with a caller who impersonates a sheriff's deputy and threatens to arrest victims if they do not comply with demands.

The scammers claim the victims are facing charges for missing jury duty, and then tell victims they need to buy prepaid credit cards and give the scammer the account information.

Raleigh police said any phone call threatening an arrest or demanding money is a scam. Potential victims should hang up if they receive a similar call.

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