Fayette Sheriff: Be On Lookout For Jury Duty Scam

Reported by: Ian Preston
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 8/17/2013 6:18 pm
The Fayette County Sheriff's office wants to warn Lexington residents about a phone scam, telling people to pay hundreds of dollars for missing jury duty.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a caller has been telling residents they missed jury duty and that they owe fines in excess of 400 dollars.

The caller goes on to say that the person has to purchase a money card or else a sheriff's deputy will come to their residence to arrest them.

Anyone who received one of these calls is urged to contact the Fayette County Sheriff's Office at 859-252-1771


Share
1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

ruthie35 - 8/19/2013 10:43 AM
0 Votes
It's the same scam I read about at Callercenter.com where the complaints included the actual phone numbers used by the scammer. I wonder if the police can use that information to penalize the people behind these phony calls.
Most Popular
Overdose confirmed as cause of cheerleader death
A coroner says an accidental overdose caused the death of a University of Louisville cheerleader in July.
UPDATE: Madison Co. Man Pleads Guilty To Three Murders
A Madison County man pleaded guilty Thursday in the deaths of three people in two separate murder cases. Video Video
Louisville baby killed in shooting
Metro Louisville police say they are looking for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl.
Nearly 60 Meth Labs Found, Laurel County Road Closed
Laurel County sheriff's deputies found a large amount of meth labs on Paris Karr Road resulting in that road to be closed.
Three Dead In Breathitt County Crash
Three people are dead after a car accident in Breathitt County Wednesday night, the Breathitt County Coroner said.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.